Sixteen year old Leda is a tomboy filled with insecurities, growing up under the suffocating love of her mother and the indifference of her workaholic father. Her sexual awakening will prove to fatal. Alexander - both consciously and subconsciously- will be the one to determine the course of the rest of her life. With just a look, he has the power to raise the young girl’s spirits to the heavens or lure her to destruction. Then, one summer, on the shores of the sea, her innocence is swept away and, along with it, Leda will try to bury her secret deep within the sand. In the years to follow, she will aimlessly try to find the light again. Even when death comes knocking at her door, she will continue to search in vain to find a way out and, above all, a second chance. Who will help her in her search and who will her knight in shining armor be? A surprising and fresh romantic novel about all those unfulfilled “wants” that won’t let us live - a story for those who spend a lifetime searching for light in the darkness and yet need do nothing else but look deep within themselves.
By Stamatina Tsimtsili. 408 pages. Paperback. Imported. Psichogios publications.