Bonds in the Mirror of Time by Rena Balzan, Ph.D., translated from the original Maltese by Antoinette Pace. In this psychological novel, love and selfishness are continually in competition with each other, dominating the lives of the protagonists in the story. Why was Nada abandoned by her mother, Erica, when both needed each other so much? And who really was Maris? Why was Claud dating her when, in reality, he loved Nada? The painter, a very reserved individual, was afraid to fulfil himself as an artist. Why? Why did he end his relationship with Erica, the woman who desired to help him succeed at all cost? In this novel, the human bonding that exists between the main protagonists is not necessarily annihilated by death. On the contrary, the psychological barriers that death portrays present a challenge for overcoming them.
About the Author
Rena Balzan, Ph.D., graduated in Pharmacy at the University of Malta, then specialized in Genetics at the State University of Milan, Italy. She obtained her doctorate in Biotechnology/Molecular Biology at Cranfield University, England. Balzan is Senior Research Advisor with the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Malta. She is carrying out research work on the Molecular Genetics of Yeast and on Protein Mitochondrial Targeting, with particular focus on the study of oxidative stress in living organisms and its eukaryotic response. In 1997-1998, Balzan was chairperson of the Malta Council for Science and Technology. Rena Balzan is also a poet and a novelist. Besides scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, a number of her books have been published in the Maltese language. Some of her poems have also been translated into the English, French, Italian and German languages.
About the Translator
Antoinette Pace is the Head of Saint Monica School, Birkirkara, Malta. She commenced her teaching career after graduating with First Class (Hons.) in English from the University of Malta. She has taught English at Ordinary, Intermediate and Advanced levels. In 2004, she obtained the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Administration and Management. Pace is also a tutor with the Department of Primary Education in the Faculty of Education, University of Malta. Her main interests are education and literature.