I'd like

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Dalkey Archive Press, 2008 - Fiction - 129 pages
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"The thirteen short stories that make up Amanda Michalopoulou's I'd Like read like versions of an unwritten novel: each riveting tale resonates with the others, and yet a sense of their connectedness remains tantalizingly out of grasp. Instead, we are presented with a kaleidoscope of characters and events, signs and emotions, linked by the uncanny repetition of certain details: blossoming almond trees, red berets, bleeding feet, accidents small and large. Michalopoulou's characters are both patently fictitious and profoundly real, as they move through a world in which even the smallest of everyday occurrences can take on enormous significance. Engagingly fresh in its approach, I'd Like offers a touching, utterly unique reading experience from one of Greece's most innovative young storytellers."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - Dimitri Anastasopoulos - Goodreads

Very strong collection. The best story was "Teef," as it kept teetering between realism and fable. Sometimes the tendency is to exoticize the foreign, and since I don't know exactly about psychiatric ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nom - Goodreads

This is a collection of thirteen short stories linked through imagery and ideas and recurring characters. Michalopoulou writes in her afterword that these stories talk about their own origins as well ... Read full review

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Id Like
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Pointe
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About the author (2008)

Amanda Michalopoulou was born in Athens, Greece in 1966. She has had a daily newspaper column in Kathimerini since 1990, and is the author of four novels, two short story collections, and a successful series of children's books. She has won various awards, in particular for her first short story collection, Life is Colourful Outside, and her first novel, Wishbone Memories. She currently lives in Athens.

Karen Emmerich is praised for her translations of Greek contemporary authors Rhea Galanake and Margarita Karapanou, she was awarded fellowships by the Fulbright and Onassis foundations, and in 1999, the Elizabeth Constantinides Translation Prize by the Modern Greek Studies Association. She lives in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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