Flo’s grandmother Mara is eccentric, independent and obsessed with art – just like Flo. But Mara’s time is nearly up.
On her deathbed, Mara asks Flo to glaze her portrait with a mysterious serum gifted by her long-estranged friend Bernie, whose rainforest expedition eighteen years ago first sparked Flo’s passion for painting.
Once glazed, Mara’s portrait seems to come alive.
Flo confronts Bernie, but his ancient, plant-derived magic pulls her into a world of dread, desire, immortality (perhaps) – and a nightmare from which she may never escape.
This short dreampunk novel is about the desire to touch eternity.
“I” For Immortality won the Imadjinn Award for Best Literary Fiction Novel 2022.