The House by the River eBook – Bilb-weil.de

In the first of bestselling Greek writer Mantas works to be translated into English, she demonstrates her keen perception into the human heartGripping, intricate story lines and a touching finale Booklist In this poignant chronicle, Lena Manta examines the lives of five individual girls who leave their home While their departures are typical, the possibility of their return forms the intriguing premise of this novelThe strong prose and descriptions of Greece and other locales are engrossing Historical Novel Society A gripping and deeply touching novel, The House by the River was the page turner of my reading month,sentimental than I typically go in for, but intricate and well wrought Can we ever really go home Manta has some ideas Words Without BordersLena Manta was born in Istanbul, Turkey, to Greek parents She moved to Greece at a very young age and now lives with her husband and two children on the outskirts of Athens Although she studied to be a nursery school teacher, Lena instead directed her own puppet theater before writing articles for local newspapers and working as a director for a local radio station Manta was proclaimed Author of the Year in bothandby Greek Life s Laments and Greek Literature, The Cue for Passion Grief and Its Political Uses, I Had Three Lives Selected Poems of Mikis Theodorakis, and Penelopes Confession She has published translations of Aeschylus and several of Greeces leading novelists and poets Her poems and translations have appeared in journals in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia Her Kavadias translations won the Van der Bovenkamp award from Columbia Universitys Translation Center, and her poem Three Landscapes won the Poetry Greece Award inThe Fall of Athens, her most recent collection of poetry, essays, and stories about Greece, is forthcoming from Fomite Press


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