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by Margarita Liberaki
translated by Karen Van Dyck
published by The New York Review of Books
A tender story about three sisters coming of age in Greece over the course of three summers, now available after being out of print for over twenty years.
Three Summers is the story of three sisters growing up in the countryside near Athens before the Second World War. Living in a big old house surrounded by a beautiful garden are Maria, the oldest sister, as sexually bold as she is eager to settle down and have a family of her own; beautiful but distant Infanta; and dreamy and rebellious Katerina, through whose eyes the story is mostly observed. Over three summers, the girls share and keep secrets, fall in and out of love, try to figure out their parents and other members of the tribe of adults, take note of the weird ways of friends and neighbors, worry about and wonder who they are. Karen Van Dyck's translation captures all the light and warmth of this modern Greek classic.
- paperback: 336 pages
- product dimensions: 127 x 203 mm
- ISBN: 9781681373300