Ofelia is an old woman who only wants to do just what she wants with the rest of her days without criticism or interference from anyone else, including her own inner critic. When the colony she’s lived in for forty years is evacuated for business reasons, she hides and stays behind… perfectly content to be by herself until the day she dies.
But that’s not what happens.
The story is an exploration of old age, solitude, self-determination, self-expression, being needed, being known, the importance of listening, and the idea that even though we can never control our future, we also never know what adventures and new relationships lie around the next corner.
Excellent, interesting and fun read.