Ersi Sotiropoulos's stories resemble passages of blues music. Her heroes fumble like sleepwalkers in the dark, to discover their fate. In between the light and dark, they look on at the vanity of existence. Disheartened, they occasionally take a mature look at childish pictures, make unpredictable plans, imprison silence instead of words, loneliness instead of love and they remain unbowed in the face of disaster.
"All in all, Sotiropoulos's work is unique and original, and by all indications it belongs to the new, emergent, European writing."
John Chioles, Prof. of Comparative Literature NYU