Fear of paradise
Vincent EngelLu par Matthew Jessner
He had come down to the beach. He needed to feel the burning grains of sand under his feet, then the salty coolness at the water’s edge. He needed to turn his back to the steep cliff, to the grey stone and greenness. To drown the images of the village and its inhabitants in the serene grandeur of the sea, the white of the houses in the blue blending of sky and waves. He needed not to be where people thought he should be, where they were waiting for him. Where the one who no longer existed was lying—the one who would never return to this beach. The one who would never again need anyone else.
FEAR OF PARADISE
A HEARTBREAKING LOVE STORY IN THE HEAR OF FASCIST ITALY.
Fear of paradise is a story of longing and missed opportunities, of separation, the passage of time, and the unforeseen consequences of innocent decisions. Set against the rise of Fascism in 1920s Italy, Vincent Engel’s haunting novel takes us on a journey through a wild and romantic landscape where two lonely young people forge a strange and wonderful friendship. Between the sea and the forest, in the heart of Puglia, lies the village of San Nidro, frozen in time. Here, Basilio and Lucia swear their love and loyalty until an irreparable act sets them on a collision course with the tragic realities of history
MUSIQUE : Benoît CHERITEL