Translated from the Greek
by Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife
The second novel from the author of Four Walls, again stems from the author’s fascination with the way people act when confined or imprisoned in some way.
A young and poverty-stricken student agrees to spend two weeks in a remote hotel with a group of strangers for the equivalent of five month’s rent.
He is interviewed about his beliefs and his past by members of the group, who occasionally mock him but never resort to violence.
The discovery of a list of names and dates written on a wardrobe drawer in his room makes the young man curious about previous ‘guests’ of the group. His unease increases when he finds a concealed room and its alarming contents.
It is only years later that he is able to look back on what took place in the hotel and begin to piece all the parts of the puzzle together...
'Hatziyannidis' compelling narrative and Nana Vetti's allusive illustrations tease and seduce the reader with an engaging mystery caper that echoes with magical and metaphysical significance.' The Independent
Vangelis Hatziyannidis was born in 1967 and lives in Athens. His first novel, Four Walls, won him the Greek literary magazine Diavazo’s prize for the best new writer in 2001 and has been translated into French, Italian and Spanish.
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ISBN: 0 7145 3126 X
Publication Date: March 2007