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Author Ikonomou, Christos.

Title Something will happen, you'll see / Christos Ikonomou ; translated from Greek by Karen Emmerich. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. Archipelago Books, 2016.
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Contents Come on Ellie feed the pig -- Tin soldier -- Mao -- And a kinder egg for the kid -- Placard and broomstick -- The blood of the onion -- Something will happen, you'll see -- The things they carried -- Charcoal mustache -- Foreign. Exotic -- For poor people -- The union of bodies -- Go out and burn them -- People are Streinz -- Penguins outside the accounting office -- Piece by piece they're taking my world away.
Summary Ikonomou's stories convey the plight of those worst affected by the Greek economic crisis--laid-off workers, hungry children. In the urban sprawl between Athens and Piraeus, the narratives roam restlessly through the impoverished working-class quarters located off the tourist routes. Everyone is dreaming of escape: to the mountains, to an island or a palatial estate, into a Hans Christian Andersen story world. What are they fleeing? The old woes--gossip, watchful neighbors, the oppression and indifference of the rich--now made infinitely worse. In Ikonomou's concrete streets, the rain is always looming, the politicians' slogans are ignored, and the police remain a violent, threatening presence offstage. Yet even at the edge of destitution, his men and women act for themselves, trying to preserve what little solidarity remains in a deeply atomized society, and in one way or another finding their own voice. There is faith here, deep faith--though little or none in those who habitually ask for it. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Subject Short stories, Greek (Modern)
Short stories, Greek (Modern) (OCoLC)fst01117209
Genre Short stories.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Short stories. (OCoLC)fst01726740
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360.
ISBN 9780914671367 : $18.00
0914671367 : $18.00
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