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Giati skotosa tin kalyteri mou fili (Why did I kill my best friend)
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In this best-selling novel Michalopoulou explores friendship, as a political system with its totalitarianism and its democracy. She examines the, bond-powerful to the point of being self destructive, friendship between two childhood friends, Anna and Maria. The two heroines go to primary school together during the 70s after they were obliged to leave a happy life (Maria in post-colonial Africa, Anna in the refined atmosphere of Paris). They try to cope with greek realities and greek language and their personal clashes and reconciliations are reflected in political and social changes in the post-dictatorship Greece. Michalopoulou brings in the world of politics, diversely represented by the socialist establishment and a group of young anti- capitalist activists who orchestrate political happenings in Athens.
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In this best-selling novel Michalopoulou explores friendship, as a political system with its totalitarianism and its democracy. She examines the, bond-powerful to the point of being self destructive, friendship between two childhood friends, Anna and Maria. The two heroines go to primary school together during the 70s after they were obliged to leave a happy life (Maria in post-colonial Africa, Anna in the refined atmosphere of Paris). They try to cope with greek realities and greek language and their personal clashes and reconciliations are reflected in political and social changes in the post-dictatorship Greece. Michalopoulou brings in the world of politics, diversely represented by the socialist establishment and a group of young anti- capitalist activists who orchestrate political happenings in Athens.

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About Amanda

Amanda Michalopoulou was born in Athens, in 1966, and she has studied French Literature in Athens and Journalism in Paris. She has published five novels,two short story collections, a collection of e-mail correspondence and many children books. She has received the literary...

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Published Reviews

Mar.26.2008

 

I shall focus on the four novels, the first three of which the author refers to as her “apprenticeship trilogy,” where the subject is novel-writing itself. Indeed, writing about writing seems to be...

Mar.26.2008

When the heroine of the first story in Amanda Michalopoulou’s latest book, “Tha ithela” (“I’d Like”), purloins a red beret from a sheet-covered body on a hospital gurney, we know we are in classic...