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Title Scorpionfish : a novel / Natalie Bakopoulos.
Edition First US edition.

Location Call No. Status Notes
 Purdy-Kresge Library  PS 3602 .A5933 S36 2020    CHECKED IN
Description 244 pages ; 22 cm
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Note Subtitle from cover.
Includes a reader's guide.
Summary "A captivating and transporting travel novel, Scorpionfish reveals how what we leave behind may be exactly what we've been looking for all along. After the unexpected deaths of her parents, young academic Mira returns to her childhood home in Athens. On her first night back, she encounters a new neighbor, a longtime ship captain who has found himself, for the first time in years, no longer at sea. As one summer night tumbles into another, Mira and the Captain's voices drift across the balconies of their apartments, disclosing details and stories: of careers, of families, of love. For Mira, love has so often meant Aris, an ex-boyfriend and rising Greek politician who has recently become engaged to a movie star. There is, too, her love for her dear friend Nefeli-a well-known queer artist who came of age during the military dictatorship-as well as Dimitra and Fady, a couple caring for a young refugee boy. Undergirding each relationship is the love that these characters have for Athens, a beautiful but complicated city that is equal parts lushness and sharp edges. Scorpionfish is a map of how-and where-we find our true selves: in the pull of the sea; the sway of late-night bar music; the risk and promise of art; and in the sparkling, electric summertime charge of endless possibility. Award-winning author Natalie Bakopoulos weaves a story of vulnerability, desire, and bittersweet truth, unraveling old ways of living and, in the end, creating something new."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Homecoming -- Fiction.
Neighbors -- Fiction.
Athens (Greece) -- Fiction.
Homecoming. (OCoLC)fst01765222
Neighbors. (OCoLC)fst01200293
Greece -- Athens. (OCoLC)fst01204474
Genre Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Domestic fiction.
Added Title Faculty Publication.
Standard No. 1175657620
ISBN 9781947793750 paperback
1947793756 paperback
9781947793859 electronic book
OCLC # 1121084899
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