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Red Dyed Hair

Mourselas, Kostas

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ISBN 10: 9600405778 / ISBN 13: 9789600405774
Published by Kedros Publishers, Athens, Greece, 1992
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Red Dyed Hair

Publisher: Kedros Publishers, Athens, Greece

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: S Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Unknown Printing..

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Emmanuel Retsinas (call him Louis) flows like a river in full flood through Red Dyed Hair, the brilliant first novel by Greek playwright Kostas Mourselas. Louis is the "almost man," once and forever lumpen and anarcho-communist, sometime circus daredevil, part-time yacht captain, full-time subverter of propriety, morals, order. Destroyer, builder, provocateur, catalyst extraordinary.
Spanning four decades of contemporary Greek life as seen from the bottom of the barrel, the novel is an inspired mixture of social satire and political history, a compendium of the bizarre, the erotic, the banal and the unbearable - peopled by a crazed yet touching cross-section of social rejects and climbers, betrayed leftists and police informers, of con-men become businessmen, of whores and bouzouki singers, pimps and greengrocers.
In scene embedded within scene, Red Dyed Hair spins a tale of social and personal cowardice and treachery against a distant backdrop of courage betrayed at the cost of death.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek

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