Manolis

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This book is a compass that guides the reader through the vortex of life and the whims of the stock market. Eteo, the Greek-Canadian protagonist, sometimes drags us into the depths of the Stock Exchange where he catches its unseen secrets and sometimes returns us back, like a mysterious river the waters of which turn back to memories of his birth and childhood in Crete. A book that oscillates between yesterday and today, poverty and wealth, good and evil yet it remains steadfast in the universal human values ​​by watching them through the lens of an honest stockbroker who reaches Vancouver's top while he remains intact. Lyrical, erotic, humane, realistic and at the same time surrealistic, it captivates the reader as it manages to keep alive the child within by releasing his curiosity through the lens of humanity. The hero learns that man is made for greatness and it teaches him the lesson of dignity, reinforcing within him the power of grace and love.

Manolis creates a novel based on his life experiences and his inter-relational power, and he presents to us a high quality prose by bringing up the true values ​​of life, with fullness, vitality, and persuasion; values which exist behind the conventional values of the Stock Exchange.
~ Chrysa Nikolaki, theologian, book-critic, poet

Emmanuel Aligizakis, (Manolis) is a Cretan-Canadian poet and author. He’s the most prolific writer-poet of the Greek diaspora. Born in the village of Kolibari on the island of Crete in 1947, he emigrated to Vancouver in 1973, where he worked as an iron worker, train labourer, taxi driver, and stock broker, and studied English Literature at Simon Fraser University. He has written three novels and numerous collections of poetry, which are steadily being released as published works. He now lives in White Rock, where he spends his time writing, gardening, traveling, and heading Libros Libertad, an unorthodox and independent publishing company which he founded in 2006 with the mission of publishing literary books. His translation George Seferis: Collected Poems was shortlisted for the Greek National Literary Awards, the highest literary recognition of Greece.


ISBN978-1-77171-392-4
Fiction
276 pages
5.5 x 8.5
$25.95
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