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“For the Love of Geometry” is a most bitter chronicle of youth. Young Anatoli Botsaris is growing up any way she can in a middle class family in downtown Athens. An ordinary family – only not too ordinary! The time: 1971, 1972, 1973…1990…1999… The facts: an adolescent love story -not so much a “puppy-love”, no... An abandonment, another abandonment, two consecutive failures; then, an illness or two, a convalescence or two. You’re down on your knees seven times, you’re back on your feet eight… Thing is, you’re not on your feet that eighth time… A suicide ensues, the usual nightmare of confinement; before that, humiliation, loss, compromise.
Soti Triantafillou was born in Athens, Greece, in 1957. She got a Ph.D. on American History and Civilization from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris and NYU in New York. She has published three collections of short stories, two books on film, eight novels, Saturday Night on the Edge of the Town 1996 (new edition: Patakis Publishers, 2008), Tomorrow, Another Country 1997 (new edition: Patakis Publishers, 2009), The Subterranean Sky 1998 (published in German by Zsolnay, new edition: Patakis Publishers, 2009), The Pencil Factory 2000 (German, French, Catalan & Turkish rights sold), Poor Margo 2001 (originally written in English), Century 2003, Chinese Boxes 2006 (German & Italian rights sold) & Some of your blood 2008, the novellas The Flight (Melani, 2004) & Forgiveness 2005, a memoir Time again 2009, a children’s book, Marion on the Silver Islands and in the Red Forests 1999, and a young adults book, African Diary 2008.