Re: Tempesta's Dream: Chapters 19 through 24
"Vesti la giubba" is one of my favorite arias...lost love is what my book is about!
Sorry to say this to the author, but the novel is not that unpredictable (at least not to me). The story of Giordano's and Olga Spatz's marriage predicts the outcome for Giovanni's and Isabella's love affair.
I thought that Isabella's telling Giovanni she can't see him anymore right before the competition was very thoughtless and inconsiderate. Ok, so she was young and immature... The appearance of Toscano as one of the judges is a foreboding sign, but the fact that the author mentions the lady with the ORANGE HAT four times in the chapter seemed to acquire an unknown significance to me...maybe some hope or joy derived from the orange color???
The loss of the competition was a realistic event in the story. If he had won, it would have made the story too sweet, too romantic, unrealistic...this may be just my reaction considering how many rejections I've had to live through from juried art competitions and literary agents - LOL - way too many!!!
The New Orleans Opera Contract opens up a new life for Giovanni...the luck of the orange hat
Now for some fun: Chip, don't get offended...the use of the words "...departed the bus..." People get off the bus, leave the bus, hop off the bus...
I mean, who talks like that...Oh, I forgot, bubba does.
Just another comment: I notice that there are only two people besides the author participating in this discussion, so if you guys feel this is a waste of time and want to end it, it's ok with me. I'm enjoying it, but the author may feel it's a waste of his time.