Zigzag Through the Bitter-Orange Trees

By Ersi Sotiropoulos; Peter Green (Translator)
(Interlink Books, Hardcover, 9781566566612, 234pp.)

Publication Date: November 2006

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Zigzag through the Bitter Orange Trees was published in Greece in 2000, where it was acclaimed as "the best novel of the decade" and became the first novel to win both the Greek State Prize for Literature and the prestigious Book Critics' Award. In Zigzag through the Bitter Orange Trees we enter the lives of four young people in modern Greece: Lia, ailing in the hospital of a mysterious disease; her brother Sid, her only remaining connection to the outside world; Lia's nurse Sotiris, an unstable blend of ambition and desire; and thirteen-year-old Nina, whose daydreams lead her to wander far from home. These four unforgettable voices intertwine to tell a story of both relationship and isolation; with dark humor and disarming power, Sotiropoulos portrays the world of the young-hopeful and apathetic, beautiful and grotesque.

About the Author
Ersi Sotiropoulos est nee a Patras. Poete, elle est l'auteur de cinq romans dont "Dompter la bete" (Quidam, 2011) et "Zigzag dans les orangers" (Maurice Nadeau, 2003) qui a recu en Grece le Prix national de litterature et le Prix de la critique.Traduit du grec par Marie-Madeleine Rigopoulos

Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor of Classics at the University of Texas, Austin. Novelist and scholar, his recent books include "Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C." (California, 1991), "Alexander to Actium" (California, 1990), and "The Laughter of Aphrodite" (California, 1993).
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