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Christos Ikonomou + Anne Germanacos

April 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0

Christos Ikonomou in conversation with Anne Germanacos about his English-language debut, Something Will Happen, You’ll See.

Praise for Christos Ikonomou:

“A gripping collection of short stories… 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.” — Mark Mazower, The Nation

“Heart-wrenching and moving…deeply illuminating, not only about working-class Greeks in the face of the crisis, but, more importantly, about the human condition.” — Publishing Perspectives

“The Greek Faulkner… one of the most touching chronicles of the economic crisis to have come out of Greece.” — La Republica

About Something Will Happen, You’ll See:

Something Will Happen, You’ll See is a heart-wrenching elegy on the impoverished working-class Greeks populating the neighborhoods around Piraeus, the large port southwest of Athens. Ikonomou’s luminous and poignant short stories center around laid-off steelworkers, warehousemen, families, pensioners, and young couples faced with sudden loss and turmoil. Between docks, in tenement buildings, and on city streets Ikonomou’s men and women sustain their traumas on flickers of hope in the darkness and on their deep faith in humanity. An illuminating examination of the human condition, Ikonomou’s award-winning book has become the literary emblem of the Greek crisis; stories so real, humane, and haunting that they will stay with the reader long after the final page.


April 24, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
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