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Rapid Fall

Rapid Fall



Thanasis Cheimonas

Patakis Publishers, 2008
224 p.
ISBN 978-960-16-2777-9, [In Print]
Price € 5,00

“Why are people in love? Because they are members of some sect?” Alexandros Georgiou, an aging writer, long forgotten by readers and critics, suddenly dies. The manager of the building where he lived, a female admirer who was in love with him, sets out to find his last manuscript (his diary maybe?) where he hides a guilty secret that's marked his whole life. How will the young writer Vassilis Ikonomou handle this secret when the manuscript lands on his desk? What will the confused and lonely Elia do when she comes across the secret herself and then Vassilis starts disappearing? How will Dimitra, Elia's beautiful rich friend, react once she realizes that she has lost the love of her life out of sheer carelessness? Rapid Fall is a novel about love -about the gap between ' being on one's way' and waiting- about unacknowledged talent avenging itself and about the act of writing that consumes our lives. The background is Athens after the 2004 Olympic Games- where illegal aliens are incarcerated just because they fail to forge the required documents; a weird, sultry August when a heat wave awakens old, long-buried passions- Paris in the '70s, student years, a time of insouciance and innocence.

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