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Piazza Navona – Rome
In writing Facing East, one of the main characters, Robert Davis, heads to Italy for six months hoping to find his Shangri-la. It allowed me to draw from my own experience while on a garden tour in Tuscany. I could not resist the charms of Italy, and neither can Robert.
If Malcolm could have listened while Robert talked about the people in the Piazza Navona, where he now walked between the street performers and the artists drawing caricatures, he might understand what was happening. Here was a man who was unchurched, with no visible piety as far as Katherine could tell, drawn to the churches where he sat tucked in a corner observing the tourists walking quietly up and down the aisles, some stopping to pray before side altars. He watched the Italian people with their small children arrive for a mass he knew very little about, though he was beginning to comprehend the words that were spoken. From Facing East