Kostas and Defne meet secretely at a Cypriot taverna where a fig tree is growing through the roof. Decades later, the two lovers take a clipping from the tree and smuggle it into their suitcase, bound for London. The fig tree in the garden is now their daughter Ada's only knowledge of a home she has never visited. She seeks to untangle years of secrets and silence and find her place in the world. From the Booker-shortlisted author of '10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World'.