Love and Pain in Four Voices
How and when will the Curse strike again, and what spiritual crisis does Elena face?
Weeks turn into months, and when Elena still has not returned, Giovanni asks Marco for advice. The attorney introduces him to Luca Cattaneo, an Underworld boss, whose contacts quickly locate the missing violinist. A few months later, Elena returns, and the lovers are happily reunited, though some questions remain:
What has happened to Elena over the past ten months? Can she regain her musical technique? What consequences will arise from Giovanni’s association with the Neapolitan Mafia?
Fortunately, things begin to go smoothly for the hero and heroine, as they enjoy professional and creative success. In 2009, the couple adopt their godchild, Naomi. Elena soon learns that she is also their “spiritual child” and will have an important role to play as the drama unfolds.
Giovanni’s memoirs conclude, and both Elena and Angela assume the role of narrator. Elena has been unable to share everything she knows with Giovanni—and then there are matters about which even she is ignorant. How and when will the Curse strike again, and what spiritual crisis does Elena face?