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There was once a girl who, as a baby, was sent on exile to the Cyclades Islands; who, during the German occupation in Greece and the civil war that followed, saw her family divided in two opposing camps; whose father, “the heroic leader of the workers”, became overnight “the traitor of the labour class”. Although he never betrayed his ideals…
There was once a girl who spent her whole adolescence undercover: no school, no friends…And when back to liberty, she fell deeply in love against her family’s will…
Her name was Nike.
Nike’s life is the life of all children who come to this world with a heavy burden, a burden they don’t deny, but who do not let it break them either.
Nike’s people illustrate the History of Greece in the twentieth century.
Christos Chomenidis was born in 1966 in Athens where he studied Law. In 1993 he published his first novel «The Wise Child» which launched his career as a professional writer. His subsequent four novels and lots of his short stories were translated in various languages (French, English, Lithuanian, Polish, Hebrew). His novel, «The House and the Cell», published by Patakis Publishers in 2005, has been a huge commercial success and turkish rights have been sold. Chomenidis has also written the script for a movie and a TV series.