Is love a soul trapped in two bodies? And how easy it is to rebel against fate already set for you?
Athens, 1886. Margarita’s life is immersed in a marriage that looks like a slow death. Until the moment when she madly falls for a guy who thought that only existed in fairy tales. And the whole world becomes a battle between light and darkness.
This is the story of a woman who was swept away in the maelstrom of passion, claiming a different destiny from that which had been planned.
It is the story of two men who fell in love with her. Of her powerful husband, who came to Greece having a plan for the benefit of foreign creditors. And of her magic lover, who undertook the project to build the railway in the Peloponnese, one of the great works of Trikoupis.
It is also many small stories that trace the birth of the women's movement in Athens, the political turbulence, the role of the wealthy class in poverty’s destiny, and the footsteps of Greece that hopes for a better tomorrow.
And, finally, it is a story of charm and mystery in a seaside village, years later, shortly after the First World War, when everything has been determined, or almost everything...
A sweeping novel about love and hope. An epic mural for the biggest revolution of the soul, which is nothing more than the insistence on miracles.
By Stefanos Dandolos. 616 pages. Paperback. Imported. Psichogios publications.