Α2 was Renos's most combative literary work. Its aim was to use the revolutionary charge that brought to mind the harpies of the Civil War lying buried deep in the dungeons of the Tower of Authority, in order precisely to set it off! It was first published in 1968. The following year, Renos was prosecuted over it by the dictatorship.
Essentially a sequel to Pyramid 67 -Renos's well-known anti-war memoir of the Civil War, written by someone who belonged to neither side, never fired a single shot, and swore that if he survived he would write about what he had seen- Α2 presents the satanic figure of a ruthless intelligence officer, who, from being a captain of ELAS, joins the army after his comrades kill his mother. Α2 sends his mother 600 “letters”, as he called them -600 resistance fighters, hunted down one by one, caught and executed by his own hand- thus giving a face to the internecine hell of 1947-49.
This new edition published by Hestia includes 20 short stories -culled from Renos's literary oeuvre and published together for the first time. In effect, these form a twenty-part novel about the reality of the Civil War. Α2 includes a well-documented introduction and detailed notes by Renos's sons, Irkos and Stantis, as well as unpublished articles, letters and notes by Renos himself.