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- DescriptionIn the urban sprawl between Athens and Piraeus, the narratives of these stories roam restlessly through the impoverished working-class quarters located off the tourist routes. It's 2011 and the w well-documented Greek ecomic crisis of 2014 is well underway. Everyone is dreaming of escape: to the mountains, to an island or a palatial estate, into a Hans Christian Andersen story world. What are they fleeing? The old woes - gossip, watchful neighbours and the oppression and indifference of the rich - w made infinitely worse.
- Author BiographyChristos Ikonomou was born in Athens in 1970. He has published two collections of short stories, The Woman on the Rails (2003), and Something will Happen, You'll See (2010). Something Will Happen, You'll See won the prestigious Best Short-Story Collection State Award and became the most reviewed Greek book of 2011. About the Translator: Karen Emmerich's translations from the Greek include books by Margarita Karapanou, Amanda Michalopoulou, Ersi Sotiropoulos, and Vassilis Vassilikos. Her translation ofMiltos Sachtouris for Archipelago was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, and her translation of Yannis Ritsos's Diaries of Exile with Edmund Keeley won the 2014 PEN Literary Award. She has received translation grants and awards from PEN, the NEH, and the Modern Greek Studies Association. She teaches at the University of Oregon.
- Author(s)Christos Ikonomou
- PublisherArchipelago Books
- Date of Publication24/03/2016
- SubjectShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintArchipelago Books
- Weight281 g
- Width133 mm
- Height172 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Translated byKaren Emmerich
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