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November 2012-June 2013, Chania, Crete. Through the lives of the members of two families, through their own narrations spanning from the revolts in Paris in 1848 to the civil war in Crete in 1947, from Hegel and Bakounin to Marx and the Communist Manifesto, Maro Douka delivers a great novel (the third in a trilogy) about the nature and complexity of our truths and lies, of our history and our perceptions of it.
Maro Douka was born in 1947 in Chania, Crete. She has been living in Athens since 1966. Her first book, containing the novellas “The Well” and “Some people”, was published in 1974 (Kedros Publishers), followed by another novella, a collection of short stories and seven novels. She was awarded the Nikos Kazantzakis Prize for her novel “Fool’s Gold”, was given a National Book Award for the novel “The Floating City”, and the Costas Ouranis Prose Fiction Award by the Academy of Athens as well as the 2006 Balkanika Award for her novel “The Innocent and the Guilty”. Her short stories and novels have been translated into many European languages.