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'MONODROMOS', ENGEL'S THIRD NOVEL, CONCERNS AUDREY MOORE-- CANADIAN, INTELLIGENT AND 36 -- AND HER EXPERIENCE IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND ONCE SACRED TO APHRODITE. STAYING WITH THEIR ESTRANGED HUSBAND, A HAS-BEEN CONCERT PIANIST, SHE ATTEMPTS TO FATHOM THE RICH CULTURE CONFUSION OF AN ISLAND WHICH HAS CHANGED HANDS A HUNDRED TIMES SINCE CLEOPATRA GAVE IT TO ANTHONY AS A WEDDING PRESENT. TROUBLED BY MEMORIES OF HER PAST IN ENGLAND AND CANADA, SHE FINDS A GREEK LOVER AND A CIRCLE OF EXPATRIATES, ARTISTS, FRIENDS AND DOUBTFUL ACQUAIN- TANCES. HER DEEPENING INVOLVEMENT WITH ISLAND LIFE AND LANDSCAPE PROVIDE HER WITH MANY INSIGHTS, BUT SHE HAD ALSO A SENSE THAT THIS PLACE, FOR HER, IS A ONE-WAY STREET 'MONODROMOS' IN GREEK. THE GROWING TENSIONS IN THE BOOK ERUPT IN A GRIPPING, TRAGIC-COMIC FINALE, AS SHE VISITS AN ORTHODOX MONASTERY AND DISCOVERS THAT SHE WHO TRAVELS ALONE DOES NOT NECESSARILY TRAVEL BEST.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 1973 : Canada Hardback
Title: Monodromos
Author(s): Marian Engel
ISBN: 0-88784-427-8 / 978-0-88784-427-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Anansi
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Paperback Editions

February 1988 : UK Paperback
Title: Monodromos
Author(s): Marian Engel
ISBN: 0-14-009304-4 / 978-0-14-009304-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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