Each year, American expatriate Martha Nathan and her husband, artist Carl Tomas, leave their home in Geneva and travel to the picturesque village of Varigotti, Italy, for vacation. Martha soaks up the peace and tranquility of the beach and luxuriates in the beauty of the Ligurian coast.
On the last night of their vacation, however, Martha has several disturbing dreams that leave her wondering why her past is suddenly invading her present. Puzzling over the dreams’ content, Martha fears they might also be premonitory.
Fast-forward to almost a year later as Martha sits in her office, just days before she and Carl leave again for their annual trip. Disturbing news about one of Varigotti’s well-known residents reminds Martha of her frightening dreams and makes her wonder which of her other dreams might come true.
Upon arriving in Varigotti, Martha runs into Bjorn, an old acquaintance with whom she’s had no contact—save his appearance in one of her troubling dreams. His presence leaves Martha wondering what her subconscious is trying to tell her about her life and the choices she has made.
“Great read, compelling story…”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Rebecca Sloan
Il Molo, the new release by first-time author, Theresa Nash, is a wonderful experience. And that’s just what it is—an experience. From the breathtaking descriptions of the Ligurian Coast, specifically the resort village of Varigotti, Italy, to the poignant presentation of the conflict between illusion and reality, Il Molo is a story you will become immersed in.
Martha Nathan is, like our author, an expat living in Geneva, Switzerland, who travels to Varigotti with her husband, Carl, a talented Geneva sculptor, for their annual vacation getaway, Carl to get inspiration for his sculptures and Martha, to relax on the beach and enjoy the sun, sea and air. It’s always been a welcome reprieve from her hectic work in Geneva. This particular vacation, however, is going to prove to be the one that is going to upset her tranquil world and challenge her perceptions of reality vs illusion. Without being a plot spoiler, all I can say is that she eventually realizes that life presents us many choices and all we can do is make a conscious effort to be content with the choices we make.
Il Molo is a beautifully written tale full of mystery and intrigue, an unwelcome tragedy the catalyst for Martha’s epiphany. It will appeal to your sense of adventure as well as your more introspective instincts.
About the Author
I was born in 1950 in Waterloo, Iowa, the second child in a family of seven children. My father was a well-known doctor and my mother was active in community organizations. I have a BA in Economics and an MBA in Finance. In 1975 I moved to Geneva, Switzerland and have been here ever since. My professional career has always been in finance, but I also have a very artistic side. I play the violin in a local orchestra, have sung in choirs and solo, have acted in plays and musicals, and now have entered into the world of writing. My husband is a famous Swiss artist and my daughter is currently pursuing a master’s degree in marketing and management.