The Garden of Devil's Milks

About the Book

Ella Valter is an eccentric elderly lady who collects discarded houseplants.
Renate Grünberg is the editor in chief of a family magazine who looks for little wonders in mundane circumstances.
Joonatan Klaassen is a young photographer who is trying to overcome a long-lost love.
Fortune brings them together.

“The Garden of Devil's Milks” is a book about intimacy, the fragility of it, and an eternal yearning, that shapes lives. The story of three vivid characters searches for bonds between vastly different people with varied world views and peculiar understandings of life. Raud’s ironical outlook mixes quaintly with a sort of poetic brightness that shines even on the story’s bleakest episodes.


2020 A. H. Tammsaare Literary Award