What if you could taste the emotions of the person who made your food?
A few days before her ninth birthday, Rose Edelstein bites into a piece of chocolate lemon cake and tastes her cheery mother’s despair. It is a gift she doesn’t want and she can’t make it go away. Every meal is a minefield. The novel follows Rose through adolescence as she unravels feelings her family can’t express and slowly comes to terms with her extraordinary palate.