iris literary agency

The Manicurist

Written by

This novel deals with obsession. It is the story of a solitary man and his private, hermetic world constructed from the sense of touch. His world is experienced through his hands and defined through shapes.

The novel explores the single-dimensional reality of a monomaniac, and the perceptions that concomitantly define and respond to it. The main character keeps a diary and has a friendship with a mute young man, who communicates solely through sign language. The underlying, philosophical foundation of this work is an exploration of aesthetics.

French and Slovenian rights sold

Odysseas, 2000, 122 p.


Chryssopoulos Christos

Christos Chryssopoulos was born in Athens in 1968. He travels a lot and is devoted to writing and Literature Theory. His web-page is: Todate, the following books have been published : The language box (2006); Imaginary museum (2005); Schuyata (2004); Enclosed world (2003); Encounters (Listasafn,Reykjavik, 2003); The Black Dress (RCIPP, N.J., 2002); The manicurist (2000); Napoleon Delastos’ recipes (1997), and Laura Jackson’s London day (2008) which received the Academy of Athens Award.”The Manicurist”, “Enclosed World” and “The Parthenon Bomber” have been translated into French by Actes Sud. For his last book on Athens apart the translation by Actes Sud, a work in progress is on its way for October 2013 on ARTE TV.

Latest from Chryssopoulos Christos

More in this category: « Shunyata Enclosed World »