Graffiti Over Marble: A Portrait of Greece in Crisis
Graffiti over Marble explores the human cost of the Greek economic crisis. With its myriad voices and vibrant characters, this memoir focuses on a turbulent drama played out in the street, inside the home, at the workplace and within cafes and tavernas. From Athens to the traditional village, from remote islands to the Balkan borderlands, a portrait emerges of a nation under siege.
Here you’ll read about the conflicts between young and old, the devastating impact of austerity on a ravaged middle class which has fuelled the neo-Nazi menace, and the despair of refugees as Fortress Europe raises its drawbridge. An atmosphere of uncertainty hovers over Greece: a struggle between past and future with a nation’s identity at stake.
“One of the most impressive and monumental books ever written on the impact of the economic crisis on the fabric, life and culture of the Greeks. Something between Ernest Hemingway’s early journalism and Patrick Leigh Fermor’s cultural description of Greece (with a pinch of Gonzo journalism).”
- Prof. Vrasidas Karalis, University of Sydney
Size: US Trade (152 x 228mm) Page count: 430 pgs Perfect Bound