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In 1982, Markos Simotas –a young, bohemian lawyer, son of a hero of the Resistance who was executed- is appointed, by Andreas Papandreou himself, governor of the island Agios*. He goes to this colony with the one and only ambition to spend three carefree years. But he falls in love and feels deeply committed to the island. Thirty years later, his son traces his life, trying to clarify the mystery of a missing child. "... My story is not a love story, a romance with a horrible ending. It is not the tragicomedy of a man who gets intoxicated by power and his destiny. No. My mind was never clouded nor was Ι ever conceited. I remained until my death on the island of Agios master of myself, accountable for what happened to me and to the others ... "
Christos Chomenidis was born in Athens in 1966. 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.