An intimate story that does not debase itself with saccharine feelings and a glamorous cover. In today’s Paris that is forever a timeless capital, with an angel that seems to have remained in a pre-enlightenment world. For Dixi drawn of legend and of dreams… Of life and the depths of souls that open wide to the breath of the world.
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Melanie, a literary revelation and media celebrity… Books written at full tilt, with cinematic rhythm and immediacy.
It’s Paris, at the beginning of the 2000s. An angel falls in love with Dixi, a fragile girl who works as a model. Born into a wealthy French family with bourgeois roots, Dixi has had to bring herself up, a girl lost in a chaotic life with neither rules nor future, and now at the mercy of a gypsy with whom she is hopelessly in love and who drags her, playing with her feelings, into a series of dark events. The spirit, Alan, follows her everywhere, until he reveals himself to her in the churches where Dixi finds refuge and comfort.
“You have to observe yourself when you feel a painful emotion, because that is the door to self-awareness.”
After The Westerner (2017) and The Perfect Woman (2018), Melanie Francesca changes tone: leaving comedy and satire behind, she takes us to a more intimate level by investigating the nature of feelings and suffering, laying bare those wounds that since childhood determine the trajectory of our lives and our choices. Nothing is ever forgotten, but things are transformed, transmuting the lead of despair into the gold of understanding.
The Angel is a book infused with magic, destined to open the doors to selfawareness.
Melanie Francesca is a lifestyle journalist, writer, artist and television personality. She has published thirteen books, ranging from novels to poetry, and is the protégé of such literary lights as Italian writer Nanda Pivano and journalist Barbara Alberti. Melanie Francesca is a graduate of Venice’s Academy of Fine Arts and has exhibited in Paris, Milan, Moscow and the Middle East. Under the aegis of the UAE’s Minister of Culture, she took part in Art Dubai with The Box, an artwork later displayed at the Cap Contemporary Art Platform in Kuwait. She lives between Dubai and Lugano.
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