A tragic love story between Guido a philosopher and anarchist and Anna, a prominent dancer in the New York Ballet Company. Thrown into the mix is a Judge Jeremiah who thinks that the wrong people won in WW2. The elitists had the
Superior thinking and the
Democrat’s had more guns to put it in his words. He tells his granddaughter
about the scum of the earth and “riffraff” that isn’t worth anything and how
she is better than them in every ways. This thinking permeates his entire life
and attitude so that one night when he hits Anna in a drunken driving episode
he sees no blame in his doing. This incident emotionally destroys Guido with
grief and rage and he starts waging a private war against the judge.
A beautifully written sad love story that is emotionally gripping and very well written. You truly feel for the two youngsters as they go through hard times and can really hate the judge even early on when his elitist and “I am better than you” attitude comes to the forefront. I pitied the young girl Esme for having to be brought up by him andI again enjoyed this story.