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A patient servant, dedicated to his absurd duties, narrates the life of his master, baron of Solanum, a fallen aristocrat who lives in the tower of his forefathers; a life full of follies, trying desperately to recover his long lost inspiration to write.

PARIS, 1818. A female Robinson Crusoe, Madame Jeupardieu, visits the young painter Théodore Géricault in his Montmartre studio. She has a myriad of personal stories to tell, first and foremost being her experience amidst the wreck of the naval frigate Méduse, which set sail in June 1816 for the purpose of establishing an African colony when it struck the Banc d’Arguin and sank, causing a major political scandal. From the astonishing scenes that took place on the raft carrying the few survivors, Géricault will draw inspiration for the painting set to grant him everlasting fame. In The Raft of the Medusa, he will incorporate the odyssey of all humankind and lay the foundations for the Romantic movement.

A woman tries to understand herself and face her awkward situation. For this, she decides to follow Alice at the other side of the mirror. But her wonderland doesn’t last. Between psychoanalysis and tale telling, a woman of 39 tries to survive without loosing her mind after she loses a baby when she is three months pregnant.

Elena Maroutsou has wittingly combined reality and dreams to create a light atmosphere -based on humorous and sometimes surrealistic situations- that becomes oppressive before the blooming end.

Kedros, 200 p.

 

In the first novella in the book, an ancient Chinese book on chess falls into the hands of Mr Morgan. As the old man begins reading the book, he discovers that it possesses the power to make its readers relive their past. However, this book’s power is not without a cost… In the second novella, two friends are shipwrecked in the middle of the Indian Ocean and are picked up by the crew of a cruise liner on its way to Macao. However, the two heroes soon realize that they are trapped on a voyage that conceals many secrets and riddles.

Four seasons succeed one another, compressing the aroma of an entire life: a huge piano, no longer in use, one hundred and twenty eight pairs of shoes hidden in a room. In front of the window, crimson flowers grow day by day, as if in an abnormal way. Three voices unravel a story: a man, a woman and a narrator – or is it the man who rewrites facts? The past and the present come to light through parallel monologues and silence. Pauses. Dashes. Lives fixed on a detail.

Metaixmio, 144 p.

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