My Heart is The Tempest
Sacha Rosel (Author)
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DescriptionInspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest and including direct citations from the play, My heart is The Tempest is the story of Sycorax, a 12 year-old girl wishing to escape from a realm of white and snow, where being dark-skinned and dark-haired like her is almost a crime. After unconsciously awakening her grandmother Miranda to life, Sycorax slowly comes to realize that the colourful land she has always dreamt of actually existed in the past, before being erased from everybody's memory. Now, thanks to Miranda's help, Sycorax can make that land sing again, but she'll have to learn to tame her own rage first, in order to see the insideout of reality - what's beyond ice and snow and their supposedly immaculate truth.With an accessible but richly visual and lyrical style, My heart is The Tempest is a tale of self-discovery and on learning how to embrace one's own difference, but also a journey through light and darkness, cold and heat, exploring the way these forces impact on a character's thoughts and decisions. The novel is also meant to be the first of a fantasy trilogy, each volume representing a different stage of life, from teenage years (Volume One) to adulthood (Volume Two) and old age (Volume Three), focusing on the themes of rage, vengeance, forgiveness and reconciliation.
December 15, 2021
5.5 X 8.25 X 0.3 inches | 0.39 pounds
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About the Author
Sacha Rosel has a summa cum laude degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures majoring in English and a Master's degree in Oriental Languages and Civilizations majoring in Chinese, writing her final graduation theses on Restoration playwrightand writer Aphra Behn and on five Chinese women writers from the modern era (1927-1949) respectively. She has also had an academic article on Zhang Ailing published. She has been writing for more than twenty years mainly using her mother tongue, Italian. Previous projects include a horror-fantastical novel set in China and inspired by Chinese culture and a lyrical dystopian novel combining mystical daoism and post-structuralist feminist theories. She has worked as a bookshop assistant and an English-to-Italian fiction translator (titles translated include the War of Warcraft - The War of the Ancients trilogy by Richard Knaak) and has been teaching English for the last fifteen years.She also writes film and book reviews on Thriller Magazine.it, mainly in Italian but occasionally in English too and also has a personal blog in English, where she publishes reviews and/or impressions on books, records, TV series and films. Three of her poems in English, "Flowerseeker", "Leaves are Waves are Us" and "New Mexico" were published by A Room of Her Own, an American website celebrating women's creativity.