Ernest Hemingway is in Cuba, trying to finish his final novel The Garden of Eden, a strange and prescient story that explores the boundaries of gender and his own secret sexual proclivities.
Penelope is an English professor, who, decades after Hemingway's death, becomes obsessed with this book, and feels its influence on her own life and her infatuation with a young male student.
Catherine is the young wife in The Garden of Eden who speaks to us as she begins to test the confines of her fictional existence. The three narratives entwine and progress to a fascinating and moving conclusion.
EDEN is a beautiful, surprising, novel that makes us think anew about what it is to be a writer, a reader, the nature of attraction, and most fundamentally, how we use our imaginations to form ourselves.
Dr Sonia Overall is a writer, psychogeographer and writing tutor living in East Kent. Her published writing includes novels, poetry, short stories, academic articles and features, many of which explore place, aspects of the weird and experimental form. Her latest short pieces can be found in Streetcake and Neon magazines; her books include the poetry collection The Art of Walking, the walking-writing manual walk write (repeat), and the hybrid memoir Heavy Time. Sonia is currently a Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, where she runs the MA in Creative Writing.