a book in verse
Even against the idyllic backdrop of a garden, Cleo is a spirit suffering from her own destructive thoughts. Yearning for something to feed her hunger, Cleo weaves in and out of desperation, only to stumble across those who are detrimental to her. The Great Peet’s influence is no different, though with him her passion feels fresh and persistent. When he asks, “Why is it you feel you have no choice?” she is quick to reply: “I hear your touch and feel your voice.”
When the story continues in the eyes of Peet, we meet the alluring Violet, for whom his love flourishes. Drawn to Violet’s grace, yet pulled by Cleo’s heartache, Peet grapples between a life of purity and one of substance. As events overlap with those told from Cleo’s view, new clues begin to surface, unraveling the truth.
A miniature performance in your hands, Wounded Wisteria is presented entirely in verse, and each character embodies a different earthly element. In these pages, we are reminded of the dangers of wood against fire. The story becomes a study of the power of perspective, and a testament to the youthful essence of craving and vulnerability inside the heart of us all.
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