The Meat Tree(2010)
(The third book in the New Stories from the Mabinogion series)
A novel by Gwyneth Lewis
An absorbing retelling of the Blodeuwedd Mabinogion myth, this is a dangerous tale of desire, DNA, and incest within the wreckage of an ancient spaceship. An elderly investigator and his female apprentice hope to extract the fate of the ship's crew from its antiquated virtual reality game system, but their empirical approach falters as the story tangles with their own imagination. By imposing a distance of another 200 years and millions of light years between the reader and the medieval myth, this tale of a woman made of flowers is made relevant in the distance future.
Used availability for Gwyneth Lewis's The Meat Tree
October 2010 : UK Paperback
April 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
March 2013 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition