Ever since Fotini can remember, her nightmares have been filled with love, betrayal, injustice, oppression, shame and guilt. A childhood void of paternal love, the shame that her own mother draped her in, and an adolescence spent beside her dictatorial aunt are the wounds that she believes her love with Pericles can heal. This love, however, will turn into her worst nightmare. The day that she decides to leave behind her own life, the simple phrase “ghosts must be looked in the eye, only thus will you survive” becomes the hope that will keep her alive. Fotini returns to the island for her mother’s funeral and her past, both beautiful and bad, comes to life. She returns to the place where her fate had been initially set in order for her to rewrite the book of her life. Now, twelve years after her painful flight, she has the power to chase away the ghosts and let herself be set free…
By Sofia Parasxou. 360 pages. Imported. In Greek. Paperback. Psichogios publications.