The Distance by Zoe Folbigg
| Synopsis |
From the author of the bestselling novel, The Note, comes this beautiful, romantic tale of finding love in the most unexpected places.
Under the midnight sun of Arctic Norway, Cecilie Wiig goes online and stumbles across Hector Herrera in a band fan forum. They start chatting and soon realise they might be more than kindred spirits. But there are two big problems: Hector lives 8,909km away in Mexico. And he’s about to get married.
Can Cecilie, who’s anchored to two jobs she loves in the library and a cafe full of colourful characters in the town in which she grew up, overcome the hurdles of having fallen for someone she’s never met? Will Hector escape his turbulent past and the temptations of his hectic hedonistic life and make a leap of faith to change the path he’s on?
Zoe Folbigg’s latest novel is a story of two people, living two very different lives, and whether they can cross a gulf, ocean, sea and fjord to give their love a chance.
| Author |
| Interview |
- What book from your childhood still has a place in your heart today?
- Which fictional character stayed with you long after you finished the book?
Francis Dolarhyde. I was terrified of going to sleep for weeks after reading Red Dragon, and still, get the creeps now thinking about him. As for more uplifting and empowering female characters, I love Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing and Elizabeth Bennet from Pride & Prejudice. Both characters make me cry and make me feel strong, so they stay with me.
- Can you tell us a little about your journey with your new release?
- Do you get an emotional connection to your characters?
- Can you please, share a photo with us that tells a story.
- What was your favourite read of 2017?
Motherhood and writing The Note and The Distance has made my TBR pile get taller, so my favourite read of 2017 was a book from 2014, Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey. It was beautiful and moving and totally engrossing and I loved it, so I can’t wait to read her second novel, Whistle In The Dark.
- If your book came with a theme song what would it be?
It’s one of two songs: I Feel You or Enjoy The Silence, both by Depeche Mode. Hector and Cecilie are both fans, so the music of Depeche Mode crops up throughout the book – and I listened to a lot of Depeche Mode while I was writing it.
- Is the genre you write your favourite to read?
- If you could ask your readers anything, what would you want to know?
- What are you working on now?
I’m working on ideas for two books at the moment – and I just can’t get the word “sequel” out of my head…
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