Eleni (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Author: Nicholas Gage
Publisher: London : Vintage, ©1983, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
On August 28, 1948, some peasant women with firewood on their backs were descending a steep path above the Greek village of Lia. Eleni Gatzoyiannis was arrested, tortured and shot. Her crime had been to help her children escape the Communist guerillas during the Greek Civil War. This is her story, written by her son.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Nicholas Gage; Eleni Gatzoyiannis; Nicholas Gage; Eleni Gatzoyiannis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Gage
ISBN: 1860463460 9781860463464
OCLC Number: 225055507
Description: 630 pages : 1 map ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Nicholas Gage.


A son's quest to avenge his mother's murder.In 1948, in a Greek mountain village, Eleni Gatzoyiannis was arrested, tortured and shot. Eleni is the story of his obsessive and harrowing reconstruction  Read more...


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A devoted and brilliant achievement. One of the rare books in which the power of art recreates the historical truth * New York Review of Books * Exciting and harrowing... An amazing achievement -- Read more...

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