The Explosive Nature of Friendship(2012)
(The third book in the Greek Village series)
A novel by Sara Alexi
WARNING! If you read this book on the beach you may lose track of time and get sunburnt...
A real page-turner and evocative of a lovely life style perhaps lost to many of us in the modern world - Dad Pad
In a tangible portrayal of rural Greek Life, The Explosive Nature of Friendship is a compelling tale of humour, heartache and regret as we follow one man's reflection of his unruly and mischievous past.
Easily led in his younger years, Mitsos would often find himself hurtling head first down the wrong path, usually with his best friend Manolis leading the way. Old Greek traditions of arranged marriage and inheritance strongly influence the choices of two wilful young men, eventually culminating in life changing consequences.
Now an old man leading a life of solitude and order, Mitsos' less eventful existence is suddenly interrupted by the arrival of his young nephew. In a bid to amuse the child, he begins recounting tales of romance and calamity from his own youth, and finds himself face to face with a painful past; with one event in particular he is yet to come to terms with, one that has haunted him every day for twenty years.
With hindsight now in his favour, can hope and compassion finally prevail?
Will Mitsos ever come to forgive himself, and will those around him be able to do the same?
Genre: General Fiction
Used availability for Sara Alexi's The Explosive Nature of Friendship
December 2012 : USA Paperback
November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition