By Harry Mark Petrakis

ISBN-10: 1611175356

ISBN-13: 9781611175356

ISBN-10: 9997413881

ISBN-13: 9789997413888

Leonidas Matsoukas, operator of the Pindar Counseling provider (solutions supplied for all difficulties of existence and love); proponent of wildly inventive get-rich-quick schemes; passionately loving husband and father, both passionate lover of the attractive bakeshop owner Anthoula; inveterate, gambler, robust fighter . . . Leonidas Matsoukas, heels run down, cuffs shabby, collar frayed, is the hero of this incredible new novel.

Hero. that's the be aware. "The gods have selected you for everlasting disaster," his good friend Cicero, the gambling-house broker, tells Matsoukas, "but you're taking each act that has been ready in your punishment and switch it into a few form of triumph."

Every act yet one - the tragedy that has befallen his merely son. or even that Matsoukas is set to opposite.

In the second one international warfare, Matsoukas fought joyously for his local Greece opposed to the flabby Italians. whilst the Nazis got here with their tanks and dive-bombers Matsoukas retreated to the mountains and caves of Crete and stored on battling. And he enjoyed it. After the struggle he came visiting to Chicago to overcome the US, all started the Pindar Counseling carrier, and have become the satisfaction and terror of Falconis's playing parlor.

Matsoukas loves rights, acquaintances, his little daughters, clean bread, and stinky retsina wine. He makes love like a tiger, or like one among his mythical gods, in order that the earth shakes. To him, each lady is gorgeous, even his ill-tempered spouse. The sexuality of all ladies is to be reverenced.

Toward God, Matsoukas is much less reverent. "Man have mercy on you," he says to God, very gravely, conserving Him to account for the plight of his son Stavros, who can't converse, and will rarely circulate, and is given to frightful seizures.

For Stavros, Matsoukas pits himself opposed to destiny, within the vintage Greek sin of hubris. this is often the tale of that clash - Matsoukas opposed to the gods - a unique of huge strength, large laughter, heartbreaking and triumphant.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Dream of Kings PDF

Similar u.s. historical fiction books

Get Running The Blockade PDF

Operating The Blockade is the intense tale of Captain Burl Martin, an Englilsh mariner that added armaments to the Confederates throughout the Civil struggle, and his seafaring progeny who, via their inherent love for the ocean, his lead offering alcohol throughout the American prohibition interval and working opposed to the German blockade in the course of global warfare II.

Patrick D Smith's The Beginning PDF

Patrick D. Smith, award-winning writer of A Land Remembered, without end Island, and different vintage novels approximately Mississippi and Florida, wrote the start within the Sixties on the peak of the Civil Rights flow. He provided an within standpoint on its impact at the humans, either black and white, stuck within the upheaval of the altering South.

New PDF release: The Ships

THE SHIPS during this novel a gaggle of younger males migrate to the center of the pineapple plantations in Honduras, on a trip of discovery and private liberation, a tender hero is able to reside an adventure of affection and battle. Roberto Quesada's narrative strikes in addition to the facility and innocence of younger lives destined to defeat the evil forces of social injustice and the abuse of strength of international intervention.

Read e-book online The Frozen Hours: A Novel of the Korean War PDF

Long island occasions BESTSELLER • The grasp of army historic fiction turns his discerning eye to the Korean warfare during this riveting new novel, which tells the dramatic tale of the american citizens and the chinese language who squared off in a single of the deadliest campaigns within the annals of wrestle: the conflict of Chosin Reservoir, sometimes called Frozen Chosin.

Extra resources for A Dream of Kings

Sample text

Download PDF sample

A Dream of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis

by Brian

Rated 4.46 of 5 – based on 24 votes