Paola Bortolotti has been a passionate linguist, an accomplished translator, and writer all her life. Her deep interest for the arts, as a model, painter, and a porcelain artist, have contributed to a unique, multifaceted
approach to life and texts, including her fictional writing. She has won the prestigious De Witt Literary Prize, as well as received much other praise for her writing. A compelling fascination for the ‘other’ in realities and perspectives as different from her own native Italian background has taken her to different parts of the world and total cultural experiences. She lives in the breathtaking medieval town of Anguillara nestled at the edge of the volcanic Lake Bracciano north of Rome.
This Nordic Noir novel is about a young artist who joins an Alpine Abbey to investigate the unexplained death of his uncle, a Benedictine monk. Beneath the medieval walls, he discovers a labyrinth of tunnels – and a secret passageway to a world of eroticism and madness. After a beautiful young postulate is found dead in the monastery, Michael goes on the run like Caravaggio, a bad tempered artist.