* A novel that is as beautiful and as dangerous as the Oleander * Chosen by Oprah Winfrey for her bookclub * Over a million copies in print
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
Graceful - THE TIMES
Poignant, virtuosic and utterly captivating - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
However good the film version, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Renee Zellwegger, it won't beat Janet Fitch's reissued novel White Oleander. - '
Liquid poetry is how Oprah Winfrey described it. - IN STYLE UK
Janet Fitch's first novel, White Oleander, a #1 bestseller and Oprah's Book Club selection, has been translated into 24 languages and was made into a feature film. Her next novel, Paint It Black, hit bestseller lists across the country and has also been made into a film. She lives in Los Angeles.