Stavros Stavros Mavrakis, Greek immigrant and proud proprietor of the Gala Diner, believes he has simply ten days to stay. As he prepares for his ultimate hours, he sends a scathing e mail to his ex-wife and 3 grown daughters, outlining his needs for a way they each one may perhaps greater dwell their lives. With various levels of laughter and scorn, his friends and family brush aside his habit as not anything greater than a plea for consciousness, but if Stavros disappears, these closest to him are compelled to confront the potential for his death.
A vivid travel de strength that races to a shocking end, Let Me clarify You is advised from a number of views: Stavros Stavros, brimming with delight and cursing in damaged English; his eldest daughter Stavroula, a skilled chef in love along with her boss’s daughter; her sister, the wounded yet resilient Litza; and lots of different voices who compose a veritable Greek chorus.
Funny but deeply relocating, this “pitch excellent” (San Francisco Chronicle) novel supplies a considerate meditation at the energy of storytelling. In Let Me clarify You, Annie Liontas explores our origins and relations myths, the connection among fathers and daughters, the complicated bond of sisterhood, starvation and what feeds us, yet “the novel’s precise middle is one jam-packed with love and forgiveness” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune).
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