Set in Italy in 2048, it follows Raniero, a fifty-something psychologist in a failing marriage. In the sky, strange bright triangles appear, bearing mysterious messages from an extraterrestrial civilization. Dora, his young patient, is part of the “New” Convention, a movement of young people preaching free love and alternative models to coupling and family. She declares that her telepathic abilities can parse the signal a warning of some kind. Initially skeptical, Raniero’s curiosity and attraction grows.
The Interview is a science fiction novel that eschews the stars in favor of the delicate,
fragile, interior world of human emotion. It is a moving story about the passage of time,
the commonalities and differences between generations, and on our changing society.