She struggles with the meaning of life, with desperate aloneness and with the knowledge that her own body and soul hold secrets. During her quest to bring these secrets to light, she doesn't hesitate to take risks, huge risks. Emotional risks. Life-threatening risks. Relationship risks. Sexual risks.
This novel is the third of a trilogy. The other two are called:
LOVE OR LUST I (according to Charlotte)
LOVE OR LUST II (according to Fergus)
Their styles differ considerably, because each novel is written in the first person from the perspective of the character mentioned in the title. This creates variation for the reader and puts the main characters in three totally different frames of reference.. A fascinating concept.
What all three have in common is a Dutch frankness and openness in their style of writing, which makes personalities very palpable and recognisable. Readers easily follow how the characters' psychological and mental musings shape physical actions and longings, especially sexual longings. The books may well become bedside companions for women whose dreams and desires are as yet unfulfilled and for men who are still searching for the relationship of their fantasies.
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About the Author
Inspired by meeting authors, I picked up pen and paper and experimented, writing in my mother tongue, the ancient Frisian language. A newspaper published some poetry, twice I won the Rely Jorritsma award for short stories and for a students' magazine ('De Harpe' published by the Students' Society 'Bernlef' in the city of Groningen) I started to write book reviews and co-organised many evenings with renowned authors. All of the above resulted in an invitation to join in co-editing the literature magazine 'Hjir'.
Gradually more publications followed, including a novel:
'PIZZA'S OF BOEREMOES' (Koperative Utjowerij, Boalsert, FR, 1988), ISBN 90-6570-197-4.
In the meantime I had left the world of book trading behind in the knowledge, that I could surround myself with books and literature by other means and in 1989 life changed drastically: I graduated as Social Worker and emigrated to the spiritual community of Findhorn, Scotland. Involvement with people took over from books and literature.
Two full decades later, during the winter of 2009-2010 a friend wished to explore her creativity through writing and I volunteered to help her along the way, set up a schedule for a novel: 12 chapters, characters and their development, geographical location and we started writing. Circumstances changed and I ended up finishing the novel myself within three months. The well of creativity had been awakened once more with two big differences:
Pen, paper and type-writer have been replaced by laptop, memory sticks and the like.
I am much more deeply affected by my characters and their predicaments up to the point that I find myself sobbing in front of the screen at times, simultaneously enriching the written material.
'LOVE OR LUST I (according to Charlotte)' was born.
Two months after completing the novel I knew the story was not finished as yet. Just before Christmas 2010, whilst performing cancer treatments in Wales, book three finished under showers of tears. Its main character rose straight from my heart and soul.