A novel about people and problems that can beset a relationship across cultural and religious divides
A new novel explores the way race, religion, culture and social class influence the way people relate in the modern Britain.
“Pitfalls” by Ferdinand Fru takes the reader through an intriguing fictitious journey while at the same time provoking serious reflections on how diversity can be forced into becoming an obstacle to love.
How many potentially successful love relationships have been aborted for fear of not obtaining approval of parents? How many young people seriously suffer by hiding their love relationships from their families, simply because the partner is considered different? These are some of the questions anyone reading “Pitfalls” has to face.
“Pitfalls” is not just a love story. It is a story about Annabel Fold, a modern, ambitious 22 year old young woman about to attend a post-graduate course at Bonn University to further her dreams of becoming an international journalist.
Her upbringing in a Catholic family has been sheltered by strict, but loving parents, and attendance at an all-girls school.
On the day before her departure to Bonn, Philip Fold, her father, delivers what Annabel regards as his ‘pitfalls mantra’, an oft repeated sermon about the dangers of liaising with black and ethnic people. She has heard it all before and ignores his warnings, deciding that she will make up her own mind about her relationships…
“Pitfalls” is a novel about people and problems that can beset a relationship across cultural and religious divides. It is a fictional novel with a contemporary message about social values, race, culture and religion in Britain today.