A plot may be sheer. Like gossamer, the storyline and its characters may lay upon a setting, accentuating rather than hiding the locale beneath.
In Blue, the city of Kinshasa is as much a player in the romantic tale as the would-be lovers. In fact, the Congolese capital could rightfully claim second billing below the starring leads.
But beware, young authors! This gauziness is remarkably hard to pull off and should only be approached with patience and strong drink.
Until Thursday (travel day tomorrow)…