A large, old house, grounds which are also a public golf course, in fact there is a sign warning people that golf balls rain from the sky. A city composed of skyscrapers and old districts looking skywards, wise and aged, in pain and reserved. On a house there is a sign with a letter missing, fallen off long ago: Eyepetizers
Nearly eighty but she still does sport, including swimming, jogging and tennis, in fact, she says that her tracksuit is her only possible outfit. She doesn’t want to depend on anyone, she still secretly goes to the launderette to do her laundry by herself. She feels she’s “still on the market”.
Is a writer who still hasn’t been published. He writes a column for the local newspaper about dogs, breeds and dog training and is about to write his second book, as he never finished the first one. He plays sax beautifully, but he says it’s just meditation for him. “It will never be a job” he says, “I’m a writer”.
Since she was a child she has always loved history, especially that of her family. Charming but always rather worried, she has lived with her aunt and uncle for years, making use of their extensive family library for her research. She makes a living organising the sale of vintage clothes. She loves fairgrounds and often escapes to the ferris wheel to think.
Vito has a strange story, he has worked for the family since he was a child, today Fried and Lola treat him as a son, maybe this is why he hasn’t received a salary for years, despite negotiating a raise each year. Loyal and very touchy, he escapes to the plot next to the villa, where the cows and sheep usually graze.
Stuck on the bridge between adolescence and adulthood, she’s 18 but looks 30 and still loves ice-cream, she goes to her grandma’s to eat it. She has just left high school with average marks without ever opening a book, because, she says “ I waste my time studying things which are obvious”. She’s a sort of genius, She wants to sculpt.
She is named after the colour of Lola’s favourite rose. Scarlett, the favourite daughter was born on the road ( in Grasse ), maybe this is why she has never stopped, she went to school all over the world, until she did a degree in Geology. For now, she works in Iceland. She doesn’t use mobile phones and always has a Nikon f2 round her neck that she bought in Berlin.
Keen eyes and regal posture. He always wears a pure white racing suit, a remnant of a career in car racing that never was, then it was diverted to professional golf, albeit without much success. His beloved parrot goes with him everywhere. It loves golf and falls asleep practically anywhere.
For the peace of mind of the whole family, Lola no longer speaks to anyone apart from her plants. She feels that most people don’t listen, and so she has communicated with friends and family by written letters for years. Always smiling and loving, she spends her time between her greenhouse and Fried’s garage, which she loves madly.