The Witch of Portobello

“Just be different,” Athena tells us. This spiritual character loses herself in dance and calligraphy, filling up her blank spaces with activity, and eventually discovering the Mother spirit, then teaching people how they could find the Mother as well. An orphan adopted in Lebanon, daughter of gypsies, brought up in London, Sherine changes her name to Athena and begins exploring her spirituality. The story is told in bite-sized increments through various interviews with people who knew her before her brutal murder. The mysterious Scotland Yard boyfriend makes an appearance at the very end.
Overall, very readable, albeit choked full of the kind of spirituality references that sometimes drive me crazy.
Reco’d by Tamara

auth=Coelho, Paulo