Books tagged: greek american fiction

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The Deception, A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Theodora Parsenis believes that Stewart Elliott is the man of her dreams: charming, chivalrous, and charismatic. Despite her father’s reservations about their ten-year age difference, she throws herself into the new relationship with abandon. Stewart is a master at letting others see only what he wants and soon has Theodora’s father fooled into thinking he is the perfect choice for Theodora.
Days of Vengeance
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,760. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Days of Vengeance is a haunting turn of the 20th Century tale of passion, love, guilt, and punishment that sweeps from the sun-drenched lemon groves of Crete to the poverty of Chicago's "Greek Town" to the grim brutality of western mines and railroad camps. Harry Mark Petrakis displays his remarkable talent for creating characters whose destinies reveal both epic tragedy and redemptive miracles
Nick the Greek
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,340. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
This is the story of the famous gambler, Nick the Greek, told by renowned Greek-American novelist, Harry Mark Petrakis. The story, drawn in the epic strokes of an ancient tragedy, takes place against the violent, gangster-riddled world of Prohibition Chicago, through the heroic and finally sorrowful events of his life ending with a golden hearse and garish funeral in that modern Babylon, Las Vegas
Ghost of the Sun
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,770. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In "Ghost of the Sun," celebrated novelist Harry Mark Petrakis reintroduces his most memorable creation: Leonidas Matsoukas, the larger-than-life hero of Petrakis' classic novel, "A Dream of Kings." Now, eight years later, he returns from Greece, where he had been imprisonment and tortured, to the Greek- American Chicago neighborhood where he had lived with his family, but all has changed.
A Dream of Kings
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 47,940. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"A Dream of Kings" tells the tale of Leonidas Matsoukas, a half-charlatan and half-concerned adviser, who is by turns a compulsive gambler and adulterer. But Matsoukas's dreams are fixed on an ailing son, for whose cure everything must be sacrificed. A journey to the sacred land of Greece will restore the health of the child and, perhaps too, the dignity of the father.
The Hour of the Bell
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 109,990. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Set in 1820 and 1821, "The Hour of the Bell" recreates the beginnings of the Greek War of Independence after 400 years of slavery under the Turkish Empire. From the raids of mountain guerrillas, to the great sea battles of small island fleets, to the savage siege and butchery at Tripolitza, all come vividly alive in this great historical adventure.
Collected Stories
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 156,490. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The collection of the short stories of Harry Mark Petrakis was nominated for a National Book Award in Fiction, establishing him as a master of the form. Revealing commentaries by the author introduce each story in this collection. These modern-day tales of ordinary people put into extraordinary circumstances take us into a world of fleeting visions, doomed loves, deep sorrows and suffering fates.
Cavafy's Stone and Other Village Tales
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,850. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In its play of voices reminiscent of the Winesburg, Ohio of Sherwood Anderson, this sequence of tales from a Greek village is at once tragic, moving, and poetic. The linked stories in which the inhabitants of the village of Fanaron in central Greece spin their tangled tales of love, hate, vengeance and despair create a microcosm of the world.
The Shepherds of Shadows
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 125,420. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Thirty-one years after writing the historical novel "The Hour of the Bell" - set in the first year of Greece's war of independence from the Turkish Empire — Petrakis now carries the narrative forward in his newest work, "The Shepherds of Shadows." With this powerful sequel, Petrakis captures the fury and ferocity of revolution in the country that formed the bedrock of western culture.