Aris and Ira started off together in Volos at the age of five, inseparable friends, in the plural. Together they survived that most dangerous battle of all: home.
Then they grew up: two units now, whether they like it or not. But the fear is always the same. Then they decide to run away. Aris ends up cheffing in New York, while Ira designs Web sites in London: a pair of successful, cosmopolitan, single, economically independent professionals, a thousand miles from each other and what they always truly wanted. They don’t complain; that’s the life they elected to live, just like all the other twentieth-century orphans-by-choice. We meet them as they’re entering their forties, when an unexpected challenge comes knocking on their doors again. Will they open up?
A novel for the end of a century that has transformed the collective into the individual, plural visions into a battle for survival waged against “the rest”. A wave of greeting to the new family, our friends.