When Bonnie Cullen arrives in 1976, the island of Ibiza is a backwater of post-Franco Spain, a place where farmers scythe by hand, leap over fires at Midsummer. Over the next four decades she will witness its transformation into the clubbing capital of the world.
Searching for seeds…
How does a rebel from the Jewish suburbs of Philadelphia ultimately find a home in the Son of Moses Valley on the island of Ibiza? Maggie Scratch tells this story. About to turn thirty-two in 1980, a self-styled columnist for The Ibiza News, Maggie
reports current events from her century old farmhouse while reliving past adventures. From coming of age in the 60’s in Elkins Park, to college in Boston in the 70’s, to a teepee in the California redwoods and then to a palapa in Mexico, Maggie explores the world. It is men she apparently pursues, but her best friend, Seneca Stone sums up Maggie with a metaphor: “Maggie Scratch searching for seeds.” Maggie wonders if she will find a way to get pregnant or have to break up with Izzy, the charismatic painter, because of his vasectomy. While driven to plant a seed in herself, Maggie hears her grandmother’s voice saying, “certain paths are meant to be.” She stumbles upon a man in a forest and wonders if he is meant to be…her stud.