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Pig Iron

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 ANTIPODES, 2017, 340 P. A chess player gets killed in a New York City square and is transported to Short Life, an afterlife situation with a limited time frame. This is where he will be required to reestablish the novel 4001 by Austrian author, Robert Kraus, and find out if the author is indeed lost in that unknown area. Pig Iron through a carefully directed series of consecutive events, leads its reader to a dystopian journey through the vertigo of memory, literature and cinema, as real-time personalities cross paths with imaginary heroes, struggling to find out if their actions are self- determined or induced by superior forces. A timeless, interdisciplinary novel, where poetry, music and fine arts blend miraculously.

Sofronis Sofroniou

Sofronis Sofroniou was born at Palechori, Cyprus. He studied Psychology at the University of Cyprus and Neuroscience at the City University of New York. He worked as a researcher for the Mount Sinai’s Neurology Department. His first novel, The Progenitors (Rodakio, 2015), received the National Award of Literature in Cyprus and the Best Newcomer Novelist Award from the Hellenic Authors’ Society. His second novel, Crude Iron, was published by Antipodes in December 2017.