Shortlist year: 
2011
Shortlist category: 
Young adult literature
Published by: 
Penguin Random House

About the book

Bookcover: The three loves of Persimmon by Cassandra Golds, 2011.

Persimmon lives a solitary life, pouring her passion into the florist shop she owns in the underground railway station. Her only companion is Rose, a talking cabbage. Intriguing young men come and go but Persimmon has yet to find the love of her life.

Several levels beneath Persimmon's shop lives a mouse called Epiphany. Epiphany has a questing mind. She wants to know what lies beyond the dark tunnels of her home. As in all good fables, Persimmon and Epiphany are destined to meet. And when they do, life will never be the same again.