Alex and the Color of the Wind
A novel by Piero Rivolta
One day in the prime of his life Alex, a successful architect, becomes obsessed with discovering the color of the wind. He heads out to sea in his yacht alone with no special destination in mind. Far from shore in the Atlantic Ocean, he encounters a beautiful, mysterious woman whose sensuous yearning and vitality open up a world of sight and sound he hasn’t experienced before. She enflames his imagination and fills his sails with renewed dreams, allowing him to still his obsession and discover what he has been seeking. Alex returns to his former life with a greater sense of wisdom and purpose. Told in poetic prose, Alex and the Color of the Wind is a romantic tale of the search for meaning, self-discovery and redemption. A fable for our times in the tradition of Herman Hesse and Paulo Coelho affirms the power of the creative spirit in the all-too-often prosaic venues of our modern world.
Piero Rivolta has been a poet throughout his life. A love of beauty and elegant design have underscored his many successful careers, from creating luxury Italian sportscars to raising horses in the Italian countryside to operating a fabric mill in Brazil. In Sarasota, Florida, Rivolta has distinguished himself as a developer of residential communities and commercial properties, and as a builder of custom-designed luxury yachts. Rivolta’s adventurous spirit led him to sail his own yacht across the Atlantic Ocean when he moved from Italy to the United States. His passion for exploring the human spirit and pursuing deeper questions of meaning continue to inspire his life and his writing. Besides his novels, he also has two volumes of poetry in print, and he is working on a third novel that will complete the Sarasota trilogy.
Praise for Alex and the Color of the Wind
Alex and the Color of the Wind has the distinction of being named an FPA President's Book Award Silver Medal Winner for Adult Fiction.