Woman Suffers Stroke, Faces Herself in Matilde Calamai’s New Novel

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Everything changes when woman nearly loses her life in ‘Paola’.

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In her new novel, “Paola: Beyond Words”, author Matilde Calamai tells the poignant tale of a woman who, in the moment of her greatest weakness, must begin a quest to find the courage and inner strength she has been missing her entire life.

In her new novel, “Paola: Beyond Words” (published by iUniverse), author Matilde Calamai tells the poignant tale of a woman who, in the moment of her greatest weakness, must begin a quest to find the courage and inner strength she has been missing her entire life.

In the beautiful town of Pistoia, in the Tuscany region of Italy, 48-year-old Paola is preparing to meet the man who might become her lover. Married with two children, Paola is resigned to living a lonely life separate from her husband, who works in Brazil. And yet she is desperate to experience joy again. As Paola enters her potential lover’s office, she faints. In a matter of seconds, her life has been transformed forever.

The victim of a major stroke, Paola is robbed of her ability to speak. Trapped between reality and a timeless dimension where she lives in a world devoid of words and full of indecipherable objects, Paola soon realizes that even the clock – once used for marking days full of dissatisfaction in her life is no longer meaningful. Intent on returning to a normal life, Paola embarks on a journey in search of lost words with the help of a Cuban healing guru, a Jungian analyst, and finally a famous ayurvedic nutritionist who could help Paola change everything in her life.

“Paola”
By Matilde Calamai
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 82 pages | ISBN 9781475987492
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 82 pages | ISBN 9781475987478
E-Book | ISBN 9781475987485
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Matilde Calamai is a journalist, television presenter, award-winning author and artist whose paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout Italy. Calamai lives in Italy. “Paola” is her fourth book. For more information please visit: http://www.matildecalamai.net.

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