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Back to Delphi
Author: Ioanna Karystiani

ISBN: 9781609450908
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 18 November 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.5 x 2.7
A stirring story about a mother and her son, Back to Delphi is the most recent novel by an author who is both beloved by readers and acclaimed by critics in her native Greece.

Linos has been granted a five-day furlough from prison, where he is serving a life sentence for a series of violent crimes. Seeking a way to re-establish a connection with her estranged son, his mother decides to take him on a tour of Delphi. A few days spent in that magical place, she thinks, might distract him from his awful fate. She also hopes that this brief time together might be a chance for them to repair what, for many years, has been a damaged relationship. To that end she also intends to reveal to her son the truth about his arrest: she was the one who tipped off the police. In order to find the strength to make such a terrible revelation, she will have to sift through every one of her memories of the days leading up to his arrest.

During their time together, as mother and son wander the magnificent ruins of Delphi, Linos's mother is forced to ask herself to what extent she, too, is implicated in the crimes committed by her only son. To what e...

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