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Sunday, October 4, 2009: The day of the legislative elections. While Greece is on the threshold of a new phase in its history, with the global financial crisis knocking persistently on her door, two people come together under unexpected circumstances: Vassilis, a taciturn nineteen-year-old trying to solve the riddle of his father’s suicide, and petros, a middle-aged journalist mourning the death of his wife for many years.

While the city of Athens throbs to the beat of the political developments, this odd couple enters into a wild adventure, roaming the darkness of the past and ultimately confronted with the ever-crucial issues of power, love and death. Within a matter of hours, and by the time the final count is in, all which they’ve experienced and managed to live through will have changed their lives forever – a change similar to that of the collective Greek fate. 

This novel takes place in one day in Athens and will help us know the city better as we understand life’s possibilities when we are forced to take action.

Kastaniotis, 2011, 280 p.


Stamatis Alexis

Alexis Stamatis was born in Athens. He studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Athens and received postgraduate degrees in architecture and cinematography in London. He is an architect. He also writes columns about cultural issues. He has published six collections of poetry, his poems have appeared in foreign magazines and his novels have been translated into English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Serbian. His second book, “The Architecture of Interior Spaces”, was awarded the Nikiforos Vretakos Poetry Prize in 1994 and “American Fugue” won the International prize for literature of the American Federal Arts Institute. 

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