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Description - Little Infamies by Panos Karnezis

Panos Karnezis' remarkable stories are all set in the same nameless Greek village. His characters are the people who live there - the priest, the barber, the whore, the doctor, the seamstress, the mayor - and the occasional animal- a centaur, a parrot that recites Homer, a horse called History. Their lives intersect, as lives do in a small place, and they know each other's secrets - the hidden crimes, the mysteries, the little infamies that men commit. Karnezis observes his villagers with a forgiving eye, and creates a world where magic invariably loses out to harsh reality, a world at once universal, funny and utterly compelling.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099433521
ISBN-10: 0099433524
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 130mm x 16mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Panos Karnezis

Panos Karnezis was born in Greece in 1967. He came to England in 1992 to study engineering, and worked in industry before starting to write. He was awarded an MA in Creative Writing by the University of East Anglia. He lives in Oxford.

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