DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
The story revolves around a teenage girl, Amina, whose family has Arab origins and immigrated to New York, where they have raised their daughter. Their family has had a complicated past, but everything is settled down now. Her lenient father, Said, has a successful career as an architect, and her mother, the staunch and charismatic Akeelah, a dancer whom she has admired, finally does not feel homesick anymore and enjoys life.
However, the horizon does not look so bright after a charismatic guy, Mark, convinces her to star in a porn movie. The opinion of the Arab community becomes of great concern to her. The tension rises even more after she meets a cool guy, John, for whom she genuinely falls, and their love is mutual. She must now navigate the dangers and general disappointment that may stem from the disclosure of her dirty secret. And in the process, a lot of things about their past come to light. This is the story of her journey, during which Amina has to make a lot of decisions that reveal her real personality, which is more imprecise than she would like to admit. Along the line, she may not recognize herself when she looks in the mirror. The challenges and the uncertainty loom from everywhere, both from the outward and the inward world and she discovers that the mistakes are never forgiven.
Eugeniu Petrascu is a young writer born in Moldova in 1993, who has finished his first novel, The Fluid Mirror.
Among his favorite authors are Faulkner and M. Proust. His passions are books, movies, and video games, for which he nourishes an equal love, though, in recent years, my interest has shifted toward the latter arts that implement images instead of words.
He views the world as a unity of opposites and often finds himself acting in unpredictable and contradictory ways that amaze even him. As a fan of Eastern philosophy, he enjoys solitude, but I like to go sometimes into crowded places, thus preserving contact with the duality of life, so to speak.
Yeah, that is it for now. Be free to engage in some conversations with me. I like when people challenge the capabilities of my brain, and, of course, read the book and tell me your opinion about it.