Author(s): Katharina Hagena
For Iris, childhood memories are of long, hot summers spent playing with her cousin in their grandmother's enchanted garden. But Iris is now a young woman and her grandmother, after a long battle with dementia, is now dead. When she returns to the small village for her grandmother's funeral, Iris learns that she has not only inherited the old house and garden, she has also inherited her family's darkest secrets...
Katharina Hagena, born 1967, studied English and German Literature in Marburg, London and Freiburg, before lecturing at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Hamburg. Her first book What are the wild waves saying? Waterways Through Joyce's Ulysses, was published in 2006. The Taste of Apple Seeds is her first novel. She currently lives in Hamburg.