David Young is a divorced Vietnam veteran, an artist and a gardener. He is trying to come to terms with the trauma of war through his painting. With every brush-stroke he seeks to transform the moments of brutality, the memories of violence that plague his nights and haunt his days. At the same time, he is trying to manage a fractious relationship with his feisty sixteen-year-old daughter, Josie. When a single mum and her son move into the flat next door, further complications enter David’s life. As he tries to find a way forward, Josie enters a downward spiral. David believes his trauma is somehow becoming hers. When his daughter’s life threatens to spin out of control, he must do everything he can to save her …
A Winter Sowing is a moving exploration of the unspeakable and a compelling story of one man’s quest for redemption through art and love.
Praise for Adrian Caesar’s other books:
‘The White is an exceptionally rich and moving experience . . .’ — Michael McGirr, Australian Book Review
‘Caesar has done something remarkable . . . It is compulsive reading’ — Christopher Bantick on The White in The Canberra Times
‘This imagined re-creation of the two most unforgettable Antarctic disasters tells brutal stories but manages to do so with great tenderness and grace. Adrian Caesar’s literary high-wire act works wonderfully well, adding a vivid humanity to landscapes scattered only with stiffly written memoirs and black, ice-cold memorials.’ — Simon Winchester on The White
Adrian Caesar is an award-winning novelist, critic and poet.