White Oleander is a painfully beautiful first novel about a young girl growing up the hard way. It is a powerful story of mothers and daughters, their ambiguous alliances, their selfish love and cruel behaviour, and the search for love and identity.Astrid has been raised by her mother, a beautiful, headstrong poet. Astrid forgives her everything as her world revolves around this beautiful creature until Ingrid murders a former lover and is imprisoned for life.
Astrid’s fierce determination to survive and be loved makes her an unforgettable figure. ‘LIQUID POETRY’ – Oprah Winfrey’Tangled, Complex and extraordinarily moving’ – Observer