Petros Tatsopoulos, in his new novel, tells the story of an adoption that he knows very well. He tells us the story of his own adoption. He takes us with him for a walk in a life where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted; and through this lack of stability we discover a way to lead our lives by being open to change and learning how to rely on the bigger picture, the anonymity of our true benefactors, the kindness of strangers. He writes with a combination of style and emotional power that few writers have achieved and he creates a story that is hilarious and moving at the same time. Pure comical scenes take a sudden dramatic turn while incidents that are supposed to touch the reader’s sensitivity end up making him laugh out loud. In this autobiographical story nothing is ever expected and nothing ever happens without a reason. Like in Lucky Luck, the rails and the train advance simultaneously. Nobody knows the final destination but in a sense there was no other way to go. The corner stone of every successful work of art is the truth it holds and the reality it reveals. The kindness of strangers is a record of a writer’s life and a beautifully narrated story of a man’s memories.