The Birthday Party
By (author) Panos Karnezis
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Birthday Party by Panos Karnezis
Book DescriptionIt is the summer of 1975. As dawn breaks on a small private island off the Mediterranean coast, Marco Timoleon, an aging tycoon, wakes up to see the final preparations for his troubled daughter's twenty-fifth birthday party. Having found out that she is pregnant by a man he doesn't approve of, he secretly intends to persuade her to terminate the pregnancy: the family doctor stands by to perform the operation on the spot. But as the day unfolds, his plan is put to the test and comes to an unexpected conclusion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099502784
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Panos Karnezis
Fugitives, Paperback (April 2016)
In a Latin American rainforest, Father Thomas, a Catholic priest, comes across a wounded soldier and takes him to his church in an Indian village. The Indians are wary of this new arrival. Venustiano, the proud young head of the village, is determined to protect his people. But his immediate problem is the jaguar prowling around the village.
Convent, Paperback (January 2011)
The convent of Our Lady of Mercy stands alone in an uninhabited part of the Spanish sierra. Its inhabitants are devoted to God, to solitude and silence; six women cut off from the world they've chosen to leave behind. Everything changes on the day that Mother Superior Maria Ines discovers a suitcase at the entrance to the retreat.
Maze, Paperback (July 2007)
Anatolia, 1922. Pursued by a Turkish army after three years of Greek occupation, a retreating Greek brigade has lost its way. Commanded by a brigadier with a passion for Greek mythology and a secret addiction to morphine, the brigade's only chance of salvation is to reach the Mediterranean coast and sail home.
Little Infamies, Paperback (May 2003)» View all books by Panos Karnezis
These stories are all set in the same nameless Greek village, a world where magic invariably loses out to harsh reality, a world at once universal, funny and compelling. The villagers' lives intersect, as lives do in a small place, and they all know each other's secrets - all the little infamies.
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Author Biography - Panos Karnezis
Panos Karnezis was born in Greece in 1967 and came to England in 1992. He studied engineering at Oxford and worked in industry before starting to write in English. He studied for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. His first book, Little Infamies (2002) is a collection of connected short stories set in a nameless Greek village, and his second book, The Maze (2004) is a novel set in Anatolia in 1922. It was shortlisted for the 2004 Whitbread First Novel Award. Panos Karnezis lives in London.
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