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The Greeks Have a Word for It (Norton Paperback Fiction)

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Two men travelling from England disembark in Greece from the same boat. How their lives accidentally and frighteningly intersect is the subject of this tense, deft novel.

Kennedy, an Englishman of no fixed address, is looking for a teaching job in what he hopes will be a Greek paradise. An opportunist who finds himself falling in love — or at least lust — he orchestrates a scam that will have some intended — and some thoroughly unintended — consequences. Mitsos is returning to Greece after many years away. An unresolved family tragedy awakens again, from the ghosts of his parents' deaths and the brutal wartime policies of Greek against Greek. With utterly convincing and sharp characterizations, Barry Unsworth brings us the underside of the progenitor of Western civilization.

Review:

Barry Unsworth is the author of the Booker Prize-winning Sacred Hunger, the Booker-nominated Morality Play, and many other novels.

Synopsis:

When two men disembark from the same boat in Greece, their lives accidentally and frighteningly intersect.

Kennedy, an opportunist, orchestrates a scam that will have some intended and some thoroughly unintended consequences. For Mitsos, an unresolved family tragedy awakens again, along with his need to avenge his parents' deaths. With utterly convincing characterizations, Barry Unsworth brings us the underbelly of the forge of Western civilization.

Synopsis:

Kennedy, an opportunist, orchestrates a scam that will have some intended and some thoroughly unintended consequences. For Mitsos, an unresolved family tragedy awakens again, along with his need to avenge his parents' deaths. With utterly convincing characterizations, Barry Unsworth brings us the underbelly of the forge of Western civilization.

About the Author

Barry Unsworth (1930-2012), who won the Booker Prize for Sacred Hunger, was a Booker Prize finalist for Morality Play and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize for The Ruby in Her Navel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393321487
Author:
Unsworth, Barry
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Norton Paperback Fiction
Series Volume:
November 2001
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.24x5.54x.49 in. .38 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393321487 Reviews:
"Review" by , Barry Unsworth is the author of the Booker Prize-winning Sacred Hunger, the Booker-nominated Morality Play, and many other novels.
"Synopsis" by , When two men disembark from the same boat in Greece, their lives accidentally and frighteningly intersect.

Kennedy, an opportunist, orchestrates a scam that will have some intended and some thoroughly unintended consequences. For Mitsos, an unresolved family tragedy awakens again, along with his need to avenge his parents' deaths. With utterly convincing characterizations, Barry Unsworth brings us the underbelly of the forge of Western civilization.

"Synopsis" by , Kennedy, an opportunist, orchestrates a scam that will have some intended and some thoroughly unintended consequences. For Mitsos, an unresolved family tragedy awakens again, along with his need to avenge his parents' deaths. With utterly convincing characterizations, Barry Unsworth brings us the underbelly of the forge of Western civilization.
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