GBB:What time and place does the story take place?
1962, Sardinia (Italy)
GBB:Who are your favorite characters in the story and why?Who were the most enjoyable to write about?
The main characters, around whom the story revolves, are the narrator, Arthur; his Sard friend, Gavino; and the Sard girl he falls in love with, Anna. There is a flamboyant maid, Teresa, and a “crazy” American tour guide, Isabelle. All were fun to write about.
GBB:Are there any twists in your book?
Yes, when the wrong characters fall in love with each other. Also at the end, but I don’t wish to reveal this at present.
GBB:If your novel is ever turned into a movie who would you cast as your lead characters?
Difficult to say, since the actors I’m most familiar with would be too old for my characters. But with that proviso, Hugh Grant would be the type for Arthur,Nicholas Gage for Gavino, and Michelle Pfeiffer for Anna. My favourite, Meryl Streep, would be perfect for Isabelle, if only she were younger!
GBB:What kind of readers would this novel appeal to? (JK Rowling, Dan Brown, Nora Roberts ect…)
Readers of serious literary fiction but with comedy included. Nino Ricci, John le Carré (although this is a different genre)
Those who like descriptions of exotic places.
GBB:What writers (if any) would you compare your writing style to? I have been compared in a review to the early Graham Greene and to Lawrence Durrell. I would myself add Daphne du Maurier and, for his simplicity of style, Anton Chekhov.
GBB:What are the main themes of your story, what is the reader getting into? (adventure, romance, distrust, self realization ect…)
Attractive settings and characters.
Self-realization, the meaning of life, sex and love (romance, of course) but also the role played by religion
GBB:Are you planning a sequel or series?
GBB:On a scale of 1 to 10 what is the reading level? (10 being on the level of Toni Morrison)
About a 7.
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