Eleni [Nicholas Gage] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Like New!!!. In , as civil war ravaged Greece, children were abducted and sent to communist “camps” inside the Iron Curtain. Eleni Gatzoyiannis, forty-one. In Nicholas Gage’s memoir Eleni, a Communist guerrilla captain also announced that the residents of the small Greek village of Lia would be.
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Refresh and try again. He provides the appropriate historical context and touches on universal topics as he tells his mother’s story–family first, human perseverance, unfairness, loss and acceptance. Eleni takes you into the heart a village destroyed in the name of ideals and into the soul of a truly heroic woman. May 07, Carol rated it it was amazing. Try gags Kindle edition and nichoolas these great reading features: Mar 17, Alicia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.
Nicholas was only a nine-year-old boy when he arrived in the United States, but knew even then he would one day have to take some sort of vengeance against his mother’s killers.
Gage waits to explain how he crafted this narrative until the very end, when he details gagee he rebuilt the story and conversations relayed there.
People call her not only “Americana” but also refer to her as bourgeois, capitalist or imperialist. It is disheartening, also, to discover how many times Eleni misses an opportunity to escape her predicament.
It’s the true story of Eleniand the nicholax dedication of her son, New York Times investigative reporter and author Nicholas Gage, and it will take the reader into the little known history of what befell a tiny mountain village, its simple hardworking residents, and the horrible atrocities inflicted by the participants of that war.
Just to bring communism to the country. Survival Taxi Turkish August 3, Then in his narration, there are times that the boy Nikola is nicohlas one narrating to the reader directly shifting from third party to first party.
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The historical facts of the Greek civil war are clearly told. Her crime had been to help her children escape from the communist guerrillas who occupied their village. The history is clearly documented but not in a boring fashion. Inspired by Your Browsing History.
It reminds me of those today who say the Holocaust never happened. I wish I’d had more time to read this book quickly, so I could have remembered all the Greek nciholas. It helped give me a greater appreciation of the country and people. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? At a first glance the book seems long, but it’s truly absorbing and fascinating.
You see this repeatedly; elehi strength of women is evident in many of the books I have recently read. View all 22 comments.
It was writen by a journalist who aims to clear his mother’s name and find those who persecuted her during the war. His book Eleniwhich has been translated into 32 languages, was awarded first prize by the Royal Society of Literature of Great Britain and was nominated in the category of best biography by the National Book Critics Circle.
Ever since the arrival of the andartesEleni had insisted that [her daughters] wrap their kerchiefs over nicholss lower part of their gxge, before tying them in back, so that only the nose and eyes showed.
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Greeks and those who wish they were Eoeni. If the story is more relevant to you like it was for me such as if you are Greek, you definitely need to buy and read it. Nov 30, Kate rated it it was amazing Shelves: Part of me – as a modern independant gae – was struck by the extreme conservatism of the villages.
Is it harder to allow abuse to your own body or to abuse your own child in an effort to prevent someone else from abusing them?
The author’s courageous mother arranges nixholas her childrens escape from communist guerrillas during the Greek Civil War.
In a really difficult situation, do you collapse, give in and join the abusers? This is especially true when it comes to the position of women. At a first glance the book seems long I picked up this book in a small bookstore in Greece. History is grippingly told. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.