The reference to the Abba song, "I Have a Dream" is fitting in view of Marguerite's attitude to life compared to her husband's. She can see light at the end of the tunnel. --Author Linette Bruno
From the Author
Linette Bruno's first published work picks up the common thread in five of Muriel Spark's novels where chronology is disrupted, just as the natural order of things is often disrupted in everyday life. The themes of exile and alienation peep through the pages of that book, and it is little wonder that they have crept up again in "Pushing Through the Darkness" where Marguerite and her family are forced into exile after the eruption of the Montserrat volcano.