Thursday, June 07, 2007

"The Mercy of Thin Air," the movie

Jodi Picoult called Ronlyn Domingue's The Mercy of Thin Air, "that rarest of first novels -- a truly original voice, and a truly original story."

Over at My Book, The Movie, Domingue shares some thoughts about the casting for a film adaptation of the novel:
Here’s the basic story of The Mercy of Thin Air: New Orleans, 1920s. Raziela Nolan is in the throes of a magnificent love affair when she dies in a tragic accident. In an instant, she leaves behind her one true love and her dream of becoming a doctor -- but somehow, she still remains. Immediately after her death, Razi chooses to stay between -- a realm that exists after life and before whatever lies beyond it. Seventy-five years later, in this ghost-like state, Razi takes residence with a troubled couple whose history mirrors her own. Her intervention in their lives forces her to face the truth of what happened to her beloved Andrew and the nature of her very existence.
Read on to see which contemporary actors might best bring Domingue's characters to life on the big screen.

--Marshal Zeringue