Perfume of Lilacs
Intended for mature audiences
In the summer 1996, Nicolas is staying with his Aunt Rose, who is in mourning. To pass the time, Nicholas helps her look after her garden and discovers a passion for botany. Like many teenagers, he is searching for his own identity and asks her many questions. But Nicolas has quite a way to go before he realizes the extent that this summer will have changed him. With Perfume of Lilacs, readers are submerged into the mind of a teenager in the full throes of puberty and his emerging sexuality. Sometimes shocking, this thoughtful book questions the taboos of our society.