Let Me Explain You: A Novel

Let Me Explain You: A Novel

Annie Liontas


An unforgettable novel a few Greek American kinfolk and its enigmatic patriarch from an important new voice in modern literature: “Hilarious but rich…This debut through Annie Liontas will contact you” (The long island Times).

Stavros Stavros Mavrakis, Greek immigrant and proud proprietor of the Gala Diner, believes he has simply ten days to stay. As he prepares for his ultimate hours, he sends a scathing e-mail to his ex-wife and 3 grown daughters, outlining his needs for the way they every one may larger stay their lives. With various levels of laughter and scorn, his friends and family brush aside his habit as not anything greater than a plea for realization, but if Stavros disappears, these closest to him are compelled to confront the potential of his death.

A shiny journey de strength that races to a shocking end, Let Me clarify You is advised from a number of views: Stavros Stavros, brimming with satisfaction and cursing in damaged English; his eldest daughter Stavroula, a skilled chef in love along with her boss’s daughter; her sister, the wounded yet resilient Litza; and lots of different voices who compose a veritable Greek chorus.

Funny but deeply relocating, this “pitch ideal” (San Francisco Chronicle) novel can provide a considerate meditation at the strength of storytelling. In Let Me clarify You, Annie Liontas explores our origins and kinfolk myths, the connection among fathers and daughters, the complicated bond of sisterhood, starvation and what feeds us, yet “the novel’s real middle is one jam-packed with love and forgiveness” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune).

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