The House on Moon Lake
Francesca Duranti shares, with us, her inspiration for her book – The House on Moon Lake.
I wanted to create a bizarre, paradoxical atmosphere, first by placing a character halfway between a dream and reality. To achieve this purpose, my protagonist, Fabrizio Garrone had to be born rich but impoverished, born talented but unable to use his talent, to fall in love, but be unable to enjoy his love story, born in sunny Italy, but sunk deeply in German literature, fascinated with a woman who takes him captive but horrified by her, too. And lastly, Moon Lake, so neat and tidy and pristine, became the setting for something horrible to happen. In short, I wanted to show the dark shadow behind things.