Lorna Virgili

To my father, Manuel Pérez Llanes, who always lived surrounded by female angels.

To the women who were always inspiring muses of his artwork. To them, those who admired him, loved him, and obsessed him. To my paternal grandmother, Belén, who nurtured him. To my mother Graciela, who chose him to be our father and was his faithful friend. To my sister Loretta, his devoted daughter. To those who are passionate about art, in all its forms. To those who have had to emigrate. To the daughters who have suffered the loss of their father. To the daughters who still have their father alive.

The Book

“Sinfonía Blanca / White Symphony” is a true story with the appearance of a novel and was written by its author after the death of her father during the COVID-19 pandemic. It narrates Lorna’s journey after discovering and reading the manuscript of an unfinished book left by her father, along with his personal diaries, and listening to audio cassettes recorded during his lifetime. Going through his belongings, she learns of his relationship with different women and the influence they had in his life as a painter.

Sinfonía Blanca Print and Ebook

Spanish Edition Available Now!

White Symphony

English Edition Coming Soon!

Symphonie Blanche

French Edition Coming Soon!

The She Shed Writer

“White Symphony” is Lorna’s first book and she wrote it in her She Shed. She was born and raised in Havana, Cuba, during the height of the cold war. In 1979 she left her homeland and emigrated to the United States. Her literary and communication skills were present from her childhood, when she wrote long letters to her father, who had left the island. She began her journalism career as a television news reporter in Miami and worked for Telemundo and Univision, the Spanish-language television networks in the United States. In 1999 she moved to the Washington, D.C. region where she served as a national correspondent, reporting from the United States Capitol and the White House. Currently, she works in public relations.

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