Set amongst the serene and hazy mountain trails on a sunny Greek island, The Unquiet Mind is a story of love, enlightenment and adventure as one man breaks free from a life verging on isolation and unearths the passionate man inside himself.
Yanni has lived all his life on the outskirts of the village, up on a ridge at the top of the island, with only his parents and their animals for company. Fulfilling expectations as a child Yanni accepted his destiny and followed the tradition of working for his parents, but his real dreams were for an education and for experiences beyond the family farmland.
When the family's donkey dies, the responsibility lies with Yanni to make the journey over to the mainland to buy a new one. Naive to life outside the land he has always lived on, Yanni fears he will not be able to cope with the wider world.
But one hope spurs him on, and that is the chance of being reunited with Sophia, his childhood sweetheart who was sent away to the mainland at an early age, and whom he has not seen or heard from since.
And so with hopeful trepidation Yanni makes the trip; a trip which tests him to his limits as he comes face to face with alcohol, corruption and a life on the wild side.
How will Yanni cope with all that is thrown at him as the darker side of human nature is revealed? And unsure if she will even remember him, will Yanni be able to find Sophia, the woman who has always been in his heart?
Genre: General Fiction
Used availability for Sara Alexi's The Unquiet Mind
October 2014 : USA Paperback
October 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition