A short little book, compelling and fast moving, it starts with the narrator introducing us to the one event that shakes the peaceful conversations of a small group of people staying at a hotel on the Rivera.
Just in a few pages, plenty of feelings, characters, situations and values are presented for reflection.
How did you first feel about the narrator? What would you answer to Mrs C's question considering what it implies about prejudice, acceptance and respect? If you were married, would you introduce such a woman to your wife as if nothing had happened?
Do you think times have changed with regard to the perception, consideration and value given to virtue, love and passions?
What about the gentleman of Mrs C' story? What are your thoughts and feelings about this character?
At one point, Mrs C expresses that she would find it difficult to give a clear name to the feeling that drew her so compulsively after the unfortunate man. Could you give a name to that feeling?
As always, looking forward to reading your long, short, deep, or first-impression thoughts on the book.