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. I'd Like offers a touching, utterly unique reading experience from one of Greece's most innovative young storytellers.

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User Review  - GlebtheDancer - LibraryThing

I'd Like is a collection of short stories, largely concerned with the difficulties of family life and relationships. It is, in some ways, reminiscent, in terms of themes at least, of the sort of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An overly cerebral series of linked stories set in contemporary Greece that chronicles a family's relationship over a lifetime.The 13 stories are like a mismatched, unsorted stack of photographs. What ... Read full review

Contents

Id Like
1
A Slight Controlled Unease
19
Pointe
25
Copyright

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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, a professor of both Greek and writing at Columbia University, has translated work by a variety of Greek novelists and poets of the twentieth century.

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