Swell by Ioanna Karystiani
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The moment of reckoning has come for Captain Mitsos Avgustìs. After twelve years at sea it is time to go home to the Island on which he was born: home to his wife Flora, his two daughters, his son, a granddaughter he has never met, and Litsa, his lover from all those years ago; a modern-day Penelope awaiting the return of her Ulysses.
"An exciting and colorful ride populated with a host of memorable characters, Karystiani's latest is both sweeping and efficient, except for a distracting tendency to tackle too much in one sentence." - Publishers Weekly
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Ioanna Karystiani is the author of three novels, including The Jasmine Isle (Europa Editions 2006), a collection of short stories, and the screenplays for The Brides, directed by Pandelis Vulgaris and produced by Martin Scorsese, and Estrella mi vida, directed by Costa Gavras. She was awarded the Greek state prize and the Athenian Academy prize for her first novel, and the Diavaso literature prize for her second. Swell was given the National Award for the best Greek novel of 2007 when it was published. She lives in Athens.
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