The Maze

by Panos Karnezis

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A stark sad, tough and highly competent portrait of a lost Greek army retreating from the Turks in 1922. We loved it

The Maze Synopsis

Anatolia, 1922. A retreating Greek brigade has lost its way. Pursued by a Turkish army seeking vengeance for three years of Greek occupation, and commanded by a brigadier with a passion for Greek mythology and an addiction to morphia, the brigade's only chance of salvation is to reach the Mediterranean coast and sail home. As the army wanders through the Anatolian desert, their internal divisions become more pronounced and their dementias more florid.

Eventually they reach a small town, up until now untouched by the war, which is run by a simple-minded mayor and is peopled by a gallery of wonderfully strange characters. When the soldiers leave at last, a tragedy has taken place and the town has changed forever.

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ISBN: 9780099449959
Publication date: 03/02/2005
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099449959
Publication date: 3rd February 2005
Author: Panos Karnezis
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Panos Karnezis

Panos Karnezis was born in Greece in 1967. He came to England in 1992 to study engineering, and worked in industry before starting to write. He was awarded an MA in Creative Writing by the University of East Anglia. His first book, Little Infamies, was published in 2002. He lives in London.

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