I am certainly indebted to Genesis, in particular the Fall of Man, for my next novel. Ultimately I want my novel to pose questions about original sin and the resulting guilt. I want to highlight the detrimental effect this guilt can have on the human psyche. I want to model my heroine, Hester, on Eve, the original fallen woman. Just as Eve was, Hester will be banished from her community, her paradise, where she will suffer but ultimately, after contemplative growth, will attain salvation.