IN THIS VOLUME, Petros Markaris, Matteo Nucci, Christos Ikonomou among other Greek writers aim to tell the all-important stories of one of the most talked-about country, that fail to make headlines.
Few countries have received more media attention in recent years and even fewer have been represented in such vastly divergent ways. There’s a downside to all this attention: everyone seems to have something final to say about Greece. News headlines replace people’s individual stories, impressions substitute facts, characters take the place of people.
In this volume of The Passenger, we chose to set those opinions aside in order to give to the stories, facts, and people of Greece the dignity and centrality they deserve.
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