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“Atropos” is the story of a family (a family saga) on a Cycladic island, not denominated in the book. The narration is centered on Venetia Daponte, the main heroine, around whom the members of the family, but also people outside of it (her immediate or not so immediate environment) move. Things happen against the backdrop of the island –for the three fourths of the book– during about half a century, while the last part of the book is set against the backdrop of Athens, where the heroine takes shelter at a rough turning point of her life.
Maria E. Skiadaressi was born in Athens, Greece, in 1956. She studied History and Archeology in the University of Athens. She worked for a number of years in excavations in Crete and as a history teacher. Her first novel, Atropos or the Life and Death of Venetia Daponte, published in 1996, was received with enthusiasm by both the public and the critics and is one of Patakis Publishers best long selling titles. In 1999 Yellow Time, a collection of 4 short stories was published, proving the talent of a gifted author. Her more recent novel, The Seventh Island was published in December 2013.
Spanish-Catalan (Santillana Ediciones)