Weeds in the Garden of Eden
In 2005 author Barbara Unkovic visited Croatia where members of her family had been living for the last seven generations. On the island of Korcula, the original home of her father’s family, she discovered her soul and began a new life in a peaceful unspoilt paradise on the edge of the Adriatic Sea. Weeds in the Garden of Eden, her second book, is a rich absorbing account of her purchase of a 200 year old uninhabited stone house in the timeless village of Racisce; seasonal life amongst the lush vineyards and olive groves and her encounters with the tainted Croatian bureaucratic system in a land where the volatile inhabitants have spent the last 800 years fighting to gain independence. Overflowing with humour, pion and reality, Weeds in the Garden of Eden paints a picture as brilliant blue as the Adriatic Sea. However, things not always as romantic as they seem in the small traditional Croatian fishing village. Interfamily feuds, supersion and long memories all create currents of unrest in this appnt paradise.