Mr Rose is a kind, friendly gentleman who picks lavender and remembers to buy rum truffles for his fellow residents at the nursing home. But underneath, he’s a man who never wears brown shirts. Or black ones. He’s terrified of showering with the door closed, and he firmly believes that no one should ever die alone.
When a young woman, who reminds him of his childhood friend, begins to work nights at the home, long buried memories start to surface and she won’t let them go. Though she promises not to dig up his carefully buried past, it seems as though that past is intent on catching up with him no matter what he does.
Working Title: The Rose Boys (previously This is the Story of Jimmy Rose)| Progress: Second Draft in progress| Format: Novel (previously novella)