Winner, IP Picks Best First Book, 2010
Pedro Jones is lost. Abandoned by his father and forced into commission housing with his Filipino immigrant mother, the future seems bleak.
But when Pedro meets the ‘mad’ street busker, Johnny Lazzaro, and gets involved with the East Timor freedom movement, life takes an unexpected detour through the uncharted backblocks of the human heart.
James Laidler deftly crafts a cast of vivid characters
in this gritty story of self discovery, justice and belonging.
The taste of apple comes as a physical book and as an enhanced multimedia CD, with a complete eBook of the novel, linking to brilliant music and spoken word tracks, or it can play on portable CD/DVD players like a regular music CD. It’s now available for digital download as an eBook and by track or album for the audio elements of the work.