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The story is set on a remote greek island during summer. The heroes, both locals and incomers, have few outlets for entertainment apart from each other’s company and are further isolated when a violent storm cuts them off from the mainland. Michalopoulou puts her characters into an emotional pressure cooker. Some crach, some run away. In the center of it all, the young narrator, Victoria, wants to try her hand at a novel and takes her search for material to the extreme, sneaking in her friends rooms, reading their diaries and letters. She is the writer as spy who sets her own literary needs above the claims of friendship and privacy.
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The story is set on a remote greek island during summer. The heroes, both locals and incomers, have few outlets for entertainment apart from each other’s company and are further isolated when a violent storm cuts them off from the mainland. Michalopoulou puts her characters into an emotional pressure cooker. Some crach, some run away. In the center of it all, the young narrator, Victoria, wants to try her hand at a novel and takes her search for material to the extreme, sneaking in her friends rooms, reading their diaries and letters. She is the writer as spy who sets her own literary needs above the claims of friendship and privacy.

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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...