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The Last Universe
Susan's older brother Gary is terminally ill, and Susan is divided between sympathy and resentment at having to look after him. Every day Gary wants her to wheel him through their huge garden, a neglected and somewhat sinister place she has always feared. One day she notices some huge red flowers which have not been there before; their Cambodian gardener Luke says the flowers are opium poppies, which should not grow in Massachusetts. At the pond in the w...