“La testimone”, Francesca Gerla’s second romance, is an incredibly elegant book to deal with a descent into hell without any kind of seeming solution.
The procecutor of Modena, Arianna Esposito, has just obtained to come back to Naples, his native city, when she makes a real shocked discovery. The defendant of a process she takes part in is Lorenzo Blezzi, her high school teacher, with whom she had a long secret love affair.
Lorenzo is accused to have sex with his student, Selene Scopelli, who’s just 14 years old. Arianna is opposite to sliding doors: she must reveal her incompatibility with the process or she must keep silent. In any case, the final outcome of process and many other things of her private life will depend by this important decision.
The witness, Francesca Gerla’s second romance, is an incredibly elegant book to deal with a descent into hell without any kind of seeming solution. It’s a powerful travel into the ability of men to hidden their dark side wearing innocent masks.
About Francesca Gerla in The witness strike us also the extraordinary ability to draw the main female character, Arianna Esposito, into a body of deeply modern woman which her vices and her virtues. A character that is very far from all common kind of literary cliché.
About the author strikes us also the ability to define in a clear way the balance of power between male and female universe, without shades.
Between past and present, between consciousness and unconsciousness, The witness is a very dirty story with many ethics questions and it is also a story where the details play a very important role (by Remo Vallitutto)