Love in the Garden
by Jean-Pierre Otte

July, 2000
Hardcover, 163 pages
8.7 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches

ISBN-13: 978-0807614679
$18.95 (Can $21.95)

A garden is a peaceful, beautiful sanctuary, but beneath its serene appearance is a seething hive of sex, violence, and treachery---among its flowers and insects, that is. Written with a poetic fancy and with wit, as well as from a shamelessly anthropomorphic viewpoint, Love in the Garden reveals delicate, humourous, and often horrifyingly intimate details about the frenzied sexual lives of garden flowers and insects.

Jean-Pierre Otte is the author of several novels, collections of short stories, and works of non-fiction. He is also an active lecturer in Spain and in France, where he lives. He is the author of Love in the Garden (George Braziller, Inc., 2000). Translator Marjolijn de Jager teaches at New York University and has translated numerous books from French and Dutch.