A successful and rewned conductor of a major symphony orchestra in Sao Paulo is married to a beautiful and talented violinist, close to thirty years his junior. But his happiness is undermined by two fears: that he will never wholly share her life because, unlike her, he is t Jewish; and that she will be unfaithful to him. Jealousy - beyond the reach of reason - haunts his every moment, gnawing at his trust, his love, and ultimately his sanity. Black Waltz opens a fascinating and harrowing window into a mind bordering on paraia and psychosis.
Patricia Melo is a novelist, scriptwriter and playwright. Her novels The Killer, In Praise of Lies and Inferno are all published by Bloomsbury. In 1999, Time magazine included her among the fifty 'Latin American Leaders for the New Millennium'.