Something Will Happen, You'll See : A Tale of Polygamy

Something Will Happen, You'll See : A Tale of Polygamy

Details

Author(s)
Christos Ikonomou, Karen Emmerich
Format
Paperback | 280 pages
Dimensions
133 x 172 x 22.86mm | 281g
Publication date
24 Mar 2016
Publisher
ARCHIPELAGO BOOKS
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0914671359
ISBN13
9780914671350
Bestsellers rank
400,396

Description

Ikonomou's stories convey the plight of those worst affected by the Greek economic crisis--laid-off workers, hungry children. In the urban sprawl between Athens and Piraeus, the narratives roam restlessly through the impoverished working-class quarters located off the tourist routes. Everyone is dreaming of escape: to the mountains, to an island or a palatial estate, into a Hans Christian Andersen story world. What are they fleeing? The old woes--gossip, watchful neighbors, the oppression and indifference of the rich--now made infinitely worse. In Ikonomou's concrete streets, the rain is always looming, the politicians' slogans are ignored, and the police remain a violent, threatening presence offstage. Yet even at the edge of destitution, his men and women act for themselves, trying to preserve what little solidarity remains in a deeply atomized society, and in one way or another finding their own voice. There is faith here, deep faith--though little or none in those who habitually ask for it.


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