Ocean of Senses
Novel by Maria Teresa De Donato
Review by Vinicio Salvatore Di Crescenzo, Author
In "Ocean of Senses", passionate intertwining
A beautiful story that Maria Teresa De Donato tells us in "Ocean of Senses" which, as the title well describes, represents for Claudia, the protagonist, an expanse on which not only intrinsic passions, exuberant flames of attraction from which gushes limpid an unlimited love, but even if marginally, melancholy, sadness, and disappointment find a place. All this, enclosed in a riot of parallel feelings: now colored with magic; now filled with melancholy despair.
In an Italy in turmoil between the two conflicts, and under the influence of historical events, the cause of a continuous reshaping of the policies adopted on the sidelines of which even the freedom of the Italian community in Libya – albeit in part – is forced to absorb the inconvenience, Claudia finds a love that reveals itself in all its splendor. A love that she ardently desires to nurture and that she considers infinite and engaging.
In the flowering of her youth, she truly appreciate the Libyan land in which she lives. She breathes her nature, typical of a territory with a Mediterranean flavor that she soon falls in love with and in which she encounters a future steeped in events and circumstances not always converging towards serene happiness. Claudia, however, never loses the courage to go on with her life, nor does she break down but is able to withstand the test of reality that at a certain point shows itself plain and unvarnished. Instead, she continues her journey without overly suffering the ups and downs of an existence that is sometimes not grateful, even though at times it will also appear rich and fascinating.
She learns first hand which face hides her disappointment and pain in her existence when unfortunate events change her natural path. It remains to cling to the value of the family, to that of love and faith, with the latter highlighting her respect for a moral principle, which is followed by a natural inclination towards a laudable sense of peace: both with others and with the entire world.
A story that tells of how the human being is sometimes the victim of unexpected dynamics that are difficult to understand and interpret, but also the absolute ruler of his/her own future through his/her own decisions that fate can only partially change.
Claudia is also a woman of our time; a woman who draws strength, courage, and experience from the efforts of endurance and hope. She expresses intense passion and gives precious shelters to each heart to show her warmth. Claudia does not get lost in the tunnels of uncertainty and not even among those shining with false deceptive atmospheres.
The novel, docile, tender and smooth in its narrative expressiveness, can be purchased here and, for those wishing to learn more about the author, its knowledge channels are available at this link.
Furthermore, it is possible to view an interesting interview that was granted to the undersigned some time ago and is available at this link.
Enjoy the reading!