A deeply affecting novel, In Bloom tells of strength, survival, forgiveness, resilience and determination, and the fierce love and unbreakable bonds between mothers and daughters.
Delph has kept herself small and quiet as a form of self-protection, ever since the love of her life Sol's untimely death left her pregnant and alone at the age of twenty-four.
Theirs was such a once-in-a-lifetime love, that the loss of her soulmate broke her heart - and almost broke her, too. Years on, Delph's protective bubble bursts when her daughter Roche moves out of the flat Delph shares with her partner Itsy and in with her estranged nan, Moon. Now that it's just the two of them, the cracks in Delph and Itsy's relationship begin to grow.
Feeling on the outside of the bond between her fierce-yet-flaky tarot-reading mother and volatile martial-arts-champion daughter, Delph begins questioning her own freedom. Is her life with Itsy all it seems? And has keeping small and safe truly been her choice all these years?
The brilliant and incisive new novel from the author of Lives Like Mine.