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    DescriptionSofka Zinovieff had fallen in love with Greece as a student, but little suspected that years later she would, return for good with an expatriate Greek husband and two young daughters. This book is a wonderfully fresh, funny, and inquiring account of her first year as an Athenian. The whole family have to get to grips with their new life and identities: the children start school and tackle a new language, and Sofka's husband, Vassilis, comes home after half a lifetime away. Meanwhile, Sofka resolves to get to know her new city and become a Greek citizen, which turns out to be a process of Byzantine complexity. As the months go by, Sofka's discovers how memories of Athens' past haunt its present in its music, poetry, and history. She also learns about the difficult art of catching a taxi, the importance of smoking, the unimportance of time-keeping, and how to get your Christmas piglet cooked at the baker's.


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    Title
    Eurydice Street
    Subtitle
    A Place in Athens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sofka Zinovieff
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 223 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781862077508
    ISBN 10: 1862077509
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVG
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 800
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23620
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 92
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, TRV009080
    LC classification: DF
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVG
    DC22: 914.95120476
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: DNBA, WTL
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Publication date
    30 May 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sofka Zinovieff trained as an anthropologist and has worked as a journalist. She lives in Athens. This is her first book.
    Review quote
    "In 2001, Sofka Zinovieff accompanied her husband on a posting back to Athens. This book is both an account of her enthusiastic, if often balked, attempts to transform herself into a Greek, and a vivid evocation of a city in a chaotic ferment of change. In its lively and often trenchant blend of personal recollection and a depiction of an Athens of rowdy tavernas, resourceful refugees, majestic prostitutes, innumerable theater companies, ferocious demonstrations, and age-old customs affectionately preserved, this is a thoroughly engaging memoir."