M G da Mota has recently finished one more novel entitled “Time of the Furtive Moon“, which is currently being reviewed and edited by the author, in preparation for publishing. At the same time, M G da Mota is also working on her 9th novel, called “The Triptych”.
Time of the Furtive Moon
“Time of the Furtive Moon” is another contemporary literary novel and was inspired by a poem by Pushkin, called Demons, and an article that M G da Mota read in Music and Letters (part of Oxford Journals) entitled A Lost Opera by Rossini and written by Andrew Porter. It is a story of secrets and lies, with three plot lines linking the past (1800s and first half of the 20th century) to the present and based on historical facts: Rossini’s truly lost opera, his second wife Olympe Pélissier and Germany during the Nazi period. The story in the present time spans from March 2006 to July 2008 and is set in England (London and Sussex), Scotland (near Edinburgh), France (mostly Paris), Germany (Berlin) and Portugal (Alentejo).
Three stories in one book, about a lost Stradivarius cello, the enigmatic and elusive Portuguese cellist Guilhermina Suggia (1885-1950) and a modern day cellist with a dark past. Music, history and a mysterious secret in our present time link three plot lines together.