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Foreseen cover

  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-915604-3
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 342 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-915605-0
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 342 pages
  • Keywords
    • historical fiction,
    • coming of age,
    • novel,
    • clairvoyance,
    • 1950s,
    • South of Italy,
    • London

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by Mary R.B. Greco

Who could have possibly foreseen that the day fifteen-year-old Violet Conti saved a young boy from a rolling cart was the day that would change her life irrevocably? The answer to this question is so much more complicated than even Violet herself could possibly imagine. Set in the 1950s, Foreseen follows its leading lady from rural Italy to London to New York City. On the fateful day that Violet saves the life of an English boy—Edward—she is in turn rescued from the clutches of her abusive father when Edward’s aristocratic parents, the Suttons, hire her to be their young son’s companion. Edward suffers from “nightmares” and is presumed to be mentally disturbed. But one day, Edward reveals to Violet that he has psychic visions. Violet makes him promise to keep it a secret between the two of them in order to protect him from being exploited or labelled a freak. Due to his clairvoyance, Edward is a kind of secret superhero. He foresees Violet encountering a dangerous snake. He anticipates a final love letter in the jacket pocket of a dead soldier’s uniform. Eventually, he divines aspects of Violet’s life she’s not sure she’d like to know about. As Violet grows into a young adult, she struggles to find her place in the Sutton household. Employee or family member? Defenseless child or empowered woman? A story of friendship, self discovery, heroism, and justice, Foreseen asks to what extent our actions determine our future, and asserts that life is best lived when choices are made out of love.

Mary R.B. Greco is a Toronto-based writer and reader. Foreseen is her first book.


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