Good Will Come From the Sea -- Christos Ikonomou

Staff Pick

Ikonomou's book is an up-to-the-minute fictional portrait of a Greek island as seen by Athens-raised "foreigners" increasingly populating it in the wake of economic crisis and German austerity, much to the resentment of island natives. That premise alone can suggest an explosion of themes and dilemmas -- gentrification, migration, squandered education, a still-mythic national identity in a time of tourism and squalor -- but it's the individual scenes and the fractured charm of the characters that speak loudest: a drunk searching a cave for his lost boy, a couple hoping to start a restaurant without upsetting the neighbors, and a slew of other idealists hoping that good will, indeed, comes from the sea. Let this book sit with you, and you'll feel it slowly expanding within you, waiting to explode.

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By Christos Ikonomou, Karen Emmerich (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781939810212
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Published: Archipelago - March 12th, 2019

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