“The writing of a novel is taking life as it already exists, not to report it but to make an object, toward the end that the finished work might contain this life inside it and offer it to the reader. The essence will not be, of course, the same thing as the raw material; it is not even of the same family of things. The novel is something that never was before and will not be again.” — Eudora Alice Welty, American novelist
Welcome to works by author, Armida Nagy Rose:
DAUGHTERS OF THE DANCE (2018)
A cosmopolitan saga of alluring dancers’ liaisons with powerful men driven by oil and trade amid three European wars that spread to the Sephardic-Ladino community of Curacao, Netherlands Antillies, and to the Western Hemisphere.
CHOIR OF CLOISTERED CANARIES (to be released in the Fall 2019)
The year is 2024 when CDC scientist Leitis Dennett and Pope Hormisdas II met to embark an uncharted quest to understanding the message of “The School of Athens” painted by Italian Renaissance artist, Raffael Santi.
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A quote from someone who read Daughters of the Dance—
Engaging….Don’t let the title..fool you. In the author’s debut novel, Armida reveals an uncanny ability to create believable, complex characters and to develop them within a historical setting, which she has ably constructed. – TVA