iris literary agency

The plot of the novel is based on a real fact and it takes place in one year’s time. The main characters are members of a family: the father, a 63 year-old pharmacist, the eldest daughter, 28 year-old Eve, a biologist doing research concerning microchips that could recall the memory, and the teenager son Aris, aged 17. These three are also the narrators of the story as each chapter is presented by one of them, in his own particular style.

Vassilis Zois, a student from a small Greek village, studies Medicine and travels to China, where he imports seeds of a scared plant.

A public employee working at the Bureau of Uncommon Inquiries receives the first request ever deposited at this Department since its making.

“She sat next to him, her new red patent shoes on, leg a-swinging so her grandpa would notice them being so beautiful!Her father had brought them for her on one of his trips. Since that day she had never stopped wearing them. She showed them off to everyone and they would all admiringly exclaim, ‘Oh my, what beautiful shoes!’ She felt so proud with them on.

Melanippe is an existential thriller, unfolding between magic realism and raw myth. The heroine, confined since the day she was born, hides her double nature inside a bizarre body.

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