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The World According to Him

The World According to Him



Christos Chomenidis

Patakis Publishers, 2012
414 p.
ISBN 978-960-16-4415-8, [In Print]
Price € 19,90

In 1982, Markos Simotas –a young, bohemian lawyer, son of a hero of the Resistance who was executed- is appointed, by Andreas Papandreou himself, governor of the island Agios*. He goes to this colony with the one and only ambition to spend three carefree years. But he falls in love and feels deeply committed to the island. Thirty years later, his son traces his life, trying to clarify the mystery of a missing child. "... My story is not a love story, a romance with a horrible ending. It is not the tragicomedy of a man who gets intoxicated by power and his destiny. No. My mind was never clouded nor was Ι ever conceited. I remained until my death on the island of Agios master of myself, accountable for what happened to me and to the others ... " *"... The island Agios lies in the Atlantic Ocean, off the US East coast. It was discovered by Christopher Columbus, during his first voyage in October 1492 - and was annexed to the United States in 1801, under the name of Saint Patrick. In 1864, as a token of gratitude to the battalion from Mani (from the town Gytheion) that took part in the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln gave the island to Greece. It was then named "Saint God" or just "Saint". This was the first and only overseas colony to which, despite the distance from the metropolis, the Church, the King and his people have always shown affection and care.... "

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