29 July, 2016
Errors of Evaluation by Paola Pica Spotlight!
Francesca’s presence pervades the lives of those she meets. She leaves an indelible mark, the true nature of her personality revealed through other people’s encounters with her. Her boldness as a spoilt child. Her temporary (and just) suffering as the victim of a shrink - an ambiguous and even more unscrupulous person than her in grasping anything graspable. And the more than explicit revelation of her blind egocentrism, because of which she ignores the one person who has tried tirelessly to help her.
Three very different characters tell the same story about the enigmatic woman who has entered their lives, each one illuminating who Francesca really is, from their own point of view. Each character has made an error of evaluation which they realize has prejudiced their lives and their relationships. An omniscient narrator will have the final say.
Living just outside Rome, Italy, Paola Pica has studied and worked extensively in England and her homeland as a translator and interpreter.
Today she works for various embassies in Rome, as well as focusing on her writing.
She is the author of five novels and one short story collection.