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To the Island Meaghan Delahunt

To the Island

Meaghan Delahunt

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ISBN : 9781847082749
Paperback
259 pages
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 About the Book 

He disappeared. Thats all she really knew.In search of her father Andreas, whom she has never met, Lena travels with her small son from Australia to Greece. On the island of Naxos she finds him, a wary, tormented man living in self-imposed exile andMoreHe disappeared. Thats all she really knew.In search of her father Andreas, whom she has never met, Lena travels with her small son from Australia to Greece. On the island of Naxos she finds him, a wary, tormented man living in self-imposed exile and haunted by what happened to him under the rule of the Colonels in the 1960s. Slowly Lena unlocks the secrets of her fathers past, and in getting to know him begins to understand the dark realities of contemporary Greek history.To the Island is a book about the impact of larger political events on the lives of ordinary people, and how political and personal betrayals reverberate across generations, beautifully evoking the currents and cross-currents between individuals, within families and in broader society. And in Lena and Andreass stories, it shows how difficult it is to confront our personal and collective pasts - and the terrible consequences of being unable to do so.