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American Fugue

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An author’s life has hit rock bottom. Then he receives an unexpected invitation to teach a literature course in the States and decides to go, leaving behind the ghosts of his past. But his new world holds still worse in store. Which is why he rents a Ford one morning and loses himself in the desert. There, he meets the man who turns his life upside down forever; the man in the black Mustang.

Our hero is given a second bite at the cherry; a chance to rewrite his story from the start. But when he seizes the chance, he realizes that it isn’t just his past that’s stalking him, there’s another man’s past on his tail, too; he has gotten involved in something beyond him. He is now the fugitive at the centre of a mysterious man-hunt.

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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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