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By Harry Mark Petrakis

Leonidas Matsoukas, operator of the Pindar Counseling carrier (solutions supplied for all difficulties of lifestyles and love); proponent of wildly inventive get-rich-quick schemes; passionately loving husband and father, both passionate lover of the attractive bakeshop owner Anthoula; inveterate, gambler, effective fighter . . . Leonidas Matsoukas, heels run down, cuffs shabby, collar frayed, is the hero of this very good new novel.

Hero. that's the observe. "The gods have selected you for everlasting disaster," his buddy Cicero, the gambling-house broker, tells Matsoukas, "but you are taking each act that has been ready in your punishment and switch it into a few type of triumph."

Every act yet one - the tragedy that has befallen his in simple terms son. or even that Matsoukas is set to opposite.

In the second one global conflict, Matsoukas fought joyously for his local Greece opposed to the flabby Italians. whilst the Nazis got here with their tanks and dive-bombers Matsoukas retreated to the mountains and caves of Crete and saved on struggling with. And he enjoyed it. After the conflict he came around to Chicago to overcome the USA, begun the Pindar Counseling carrier, and have become the delight and terror of Falconis's playing parlor.

Matsoukas loves rights, pals, his little daughters, clean bread, and stinky retsina wine. He makes love like a tiger, or like one in every of his mythical gods, in order that the earth shakes. To him, each girl is gorgeous, even his ill-tempered spouse. The sexuality of all ladies is to be reverenced.

Toward God, Matsoukas is much less reverent. "Man have mercy on you," he says to God, very gravely, keeping Him to account for the plight of his son Stavros, who can't communicate, and will infrequently movement, and is given to frightful seizures.

For Stavros, Matsoukas pits himself opposed to destiny, within the vintage Greek sin of hubris. this can be the tale of that clash - Matsoukas opposed to the gods - a singular of huge energy, large laughter, heartbreaking and triumphant.

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