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The Green Shore

A novel by

IN HER MASTERFUL DEBUT NOVEL, The Green Shore, award-winning writer NatalieBakopoulos vividly illuminates a seminal yet little-explored moment in Greek history: the 1967 military coup d'etat, which ushered in a seven-year period of devastating brutality and repression.

Through lyrical prose of wisdom and sophistication, we follow the adventures of one family, whose stories of love and resistance play out against the backdrop of this turbulent period. Eleni, a widowed doctor, struggles with her lost sense of passion, both personal and political, in the face of this latest challenge to democracy. Her brother, Mihalis, an eccentric poet of some renown, finds himself keeping a low profile as he attempts to reconcile with his estranged wife. Eleni's daughter Sophie, a student of French literature, gets swept up in the resistance alongside her privileged, left-leaning boyfriend, while her youngest child, pensive Anna, watches events unfold with increasing anxiety. As the years pass and the dictatorship's oppressive rule continues unchallenged, their lives unfold in surprising ways, each seeking and finding love and fulfillment as they struggle to make their own peace with when to stay silent and when to act.

Set in Athens and Paris, The Green Shore is an ambitiously told and transporting literary tour de force that delves into a momentous episode in the history of a distant country. The stories of these unforgettable characters sear our hearts and make us understand not only this place, but also what it means to be human, in a new way.

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Hardback Editions

June 2012 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Green Shore
Author(s): Natalie Bakopoulos
ISBN: 1-4516-3392-0 / 978-1-4516-3392-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Green Shore: A Novel
Author(s): Natalie Bakopoulos
ISBN: 1-4516-3394-7 / 978-1-4516-3394-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Green Shore
Author(s): Natalie Bakopoulos
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

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