Eurydice Street

Eurydice Street

A Place in Athens

Book - 2005
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Sofka Zinovieff had fallen in love with Greece as a student, but little suspected that years later she would return for good with an expatriate Greek husband and two young daughters. This book is a wonderfully fresh, funny and inquiring account of her first year as an Athenian. The whole family have to get to grips with their new life and identities: the children start school and tackle a new language, and Sofka's husband, Vassilis, comes home after half a lifetime away. Meanwhile, Sofka resolves to get to know her new city and become a Greek citizen, which turns out to be a process of Byzantine complexity. As the months go by, Sofka's discovers how memories of Athens' past haunt its present in its music, poetry and history. She also learns about the difficult art of catching a taxi, the importance of smoking, the unimportance of time-keeping, and how to get your Christmas piglet cooked at the baker's.
Publisher: London : Granta, 2005
ISBN: 9781862077508
Characteristics: 276 p. : maps ; 20 cm


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mybibliothike Aug 17, 2010

Sofka describes her first year of living in Greece, the place she, her husband & 2 daughters have moved to. She touches on all issues of modern day Greece, incl. the touchy subjects of Turks & Albanians. The many positive and some negative, aspects of her new life are detailed. Thoroughly enjoyable.


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