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A Greek soldier, taken prisoner during the 1866 Greek revolt against the Turks, rises to a high position in the Turkish army. Years later, Ismail Ferik Pasha is sent to Greece to quell a new revolt by his people and comes face to face with his brother. A tale of divided loyalties.

Shunyata is a philosophical thriller. It is not a conventional novel. Rather than chapters, it contains a biography, a chronicle, a description of a photo album, a long philosophical letter and a novella. Its details the protagonist's anguish as he struggles to construct a personal philosophy based on his uncertainties, fears, aspirations, and contradictions.

These powerful and poignant monologues, narrate the rising of fascism in a society that lives a crisis she can’t bear. Different inhabitants of the same area in the center of Athens are the persons who talk. It’s not only without money that these people are left, a lack of education is obvious. But who can tell who will finally lead the angry and desperate people?

The manuscipt of the dead

In the darkness of the 10th century A.D., Theodorus Philetas, a university professor, is forced to flee from Constantinople to Damascus with his friends, the Arab Bashar ibn Fathi and the young Leon Peleuses, following an unsuccessful conspiracy against the emperor.

HAIKU ON THE FOUR SEASONS

A tender story about three sisters coming of age in Greece over the course of three summers, now available after being out of print for over twenty years. Three Summers is the story of three sisters growing up in the countryside near Athens before the Second World War. Living in a big old house surrounded by a beautiful garden are Maria, the oldest sister, as sexually bold as she is eager to settle down and have a family of her own; beautiful but distant Infanta; and dreamy and rebellious Katerina, through whose eyes the story is mostly observed. Over three summers, the girls share and keep secrets, fall in and out of love, try to figure out their parents and other members of the tribe of adults, take note of the weird ways of friends and neighbors, worry about and wonder who they are.

Α Greek classic, praised by Albert Camus when first published in French in 1950.

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