!!> Read ➲ North Of Ithaka ➵ Author Eleni N. Gage – Pocket-bikes.us

North Of Ithaka Eleni Gage, A Young Journalist Living In New York, Leaves Her Manhattan Flat To Return To The Remote But Beautiful Greek Village Of Lia In Northern Greece And Rebuild Her Ruined Ancestral Home But This Is Not Just Another Tale Of Quaint Rustic DIY The House Was The Scene Of Imprisonment And Torture, And Its Ruins Are Stalked By The Ghosts Of The Greek Civil War.The Story Is Played Out In The Stunning Mountainous Landscape Of Epiros, One Of The Least Visited Regions Of Europe As Eleni Becomes Part Of The Village, Her Neighbours And The House Come Vividly To Life While Her Own Disasters, Triumphs And Self Discoveries Are Alternately Poignant And Hilarious The Cast Of Characters Includes Eleni S Formidable Yet Miniscule Aunts The Thitsas, Who Fear That She Will Be Eaten By Wolves Her Immigrant Albanian Builders And The Residents Of Modern Day Lia, Whose Feelings About The Rebuilding Of A House Where Such Terrible Events Took Place Are Ambivalent At Best.Informed By Her Knowledge Of Greece S Folklore, Literature, Language And History, Eleni S Story Is Unfailingly Witty And Wise But Beneath It All Lie The Indelible Stains Of A Real Life Greek Tragedy.

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  • ebook
  • 368 pages
  • North Of Ithaka
  • Eleni N. Gage
  • 14 May 2018
  • 144811005X

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  1. says:

    I have read the first 125 pages of this book and I am disappointed I will not read anyof it It is not a patch on her father s excellent book Eleni The author sets out for northern Greece, near to the Albanian border, to reconstruct her family s home that had been destroyed in the Greek Civil War Her account of this, as far as I managed to read, resembled a Greek version of A year in Provence by Peter Mayle, only it was not nearly as well written I did not like Ms Gage s writing st I have read the first 125 pages of this book and I am disappointed I will not read anyof it It is not a patch on her father s excell...


  2. says:

    This book is about the author returning to the small village in Greece where her grandmother had a home She decides to restore this home where her grandmother was imprisoned and executed I really tried to like this book, b...


  3. says:

    This is the true story of Eleni Gage, a young American woman who spends almost a year in the Greek village where her father was born, overseeing the restoration of her ancestral home The home had been abandoned for decades after communists used it as a headquarters and a jail in the late 1940s during the Greek civil war Those same communists executed Gage s grandmother for helping her children escape the village and for allegedly hiding treasure Despite these unhappy circumstances, Gage kee This is the true story of Eleni Gage, a young American woman who spends almost a year in the Greek v...


  4. says:

    I didn t actually finish this I found it getting too self conscious, and including pretty boring dialogue, ordinary conversation between family members But I did think it an interesting look at a Greek American going back to the vi...


  5. says:

    After reading Ms Gage s novel, The Ladies of Managua, I decided to read her memoir North of Ithaka. I enjoyed reading about Ms Gage s return to her ancestral homeland, but I enjoyed her fictional work that took place mostly in Nicaragua muchNorth of Ithaka traces Eleni Gage s journey from New York City to the remote Greek village Lia While in Lia, she rebuilds her grandmother s home that has been left abandoned since the Greek Civil War The time spent in Lia allows Eleni to learnAfter reading Ms Gage s novel, The Ladies of Managua, I decided to read her memoir North of Ithaka. I enjoyed reading about Ms Gage s return to her ancestral homeland, but I enjoyed her fictional work that took place mostly in Nicaragua muchNorth of Ithaka traces Eleni Gage s journey from New York City to the remote Greek village Lia While in Lia, she rebuilds her grandmother s home that has been left abandoned since the ...


  6. says:

    I actually did something that I rarely do with books while I was waiting to get this book as an interlibrary loan. I read the reviews and was fully prepared. to freaking hate it The story of her grandmother Eleni was first introduced to me by my own mother and I remember it as being one of the first adult books I read recommended by my mother I also read Eleni s father s second book very recently and that led me to this one I did not hate this book, I felt it was an honest account of a woma I actually did something that I rarely do with books while I was waiting to get this book as an interlibrary loan. I read the reviews and was fully prepared. to freaking hate it The story of her grandmother Eleni was first introduced to me by my own mother and I remember it as being one of the first adult books I read recommended by my mother I also read Eleni s father s second book very recently and that led me to this one I did not hate this book, I felt it wa...


  7. says:

    A thoroughly enjoyable read I laughed out loud as she described living with the older generation while rebuilding her grandparents home I am glad our book club chose this book.


  8. says:

    Eleni Gage is the daughter of writer Nicholas Gage His most famous book Eleni is the story of his mother who was murdered during the Greek Civil War Eleni was adapted for film in 1985 John Malkovitch played the role of Nick GageEleni Gage returned to the small village of Lia in Northern Greece with the intention of rebuilding her murdered Grandmother s house This is the house in which she was keep prisoner and the house from which she made her final journey Eleni s father and his sisters Eleni Gage is the daughter of writer Nicholas Gage His most famous book Eleni is the story of his mother who was murdered during the Greek Civil War Eleni was adapted for film in 1985 John Malkovitch played the role of Nick GageEleni Gage returned to the small village of Lia in Northern Greece with the intention of rebuilding her murdered Grandmother s house This is the house in which she was keep prisoner and the house from which she made her final journey Eleni s father and his sisters have all since settled in America and the house is now inhabitable Eleni was determined that she would restore it to its former glory much to the dismay of her aunts who were convinced that something evil would happen to her if she dared to disturb the house with such sad memories.North Of Ithaka is Eleni s story, and it is wonderfully written It s part memoir and part history and makes compelling and fascinating reading Eleni was welcomed i...


  9. says:

    I got this book from a recommendation from the Folklore Society, based on the fact that the author has a degree in Folklore and went back to Greece to finish a family saga, and it s a secondary book to her father s book Eleni Unfortunately, this is probably her first book It s very self conscious and the dialogue is very mundane I was ...


  10. says:

    I really enjoyed this memoir travelogue I had read Nicholas Gage s Eleni so I knew the history of this family going in to the book I think it s great that Eleni s granddaughter also named Eleni decided to rebuild the family home and with that, hopefully restore a place for herself in her ancestral village This book follows the reconstruction of that house, and shares a lot of specific cultural moments in the village saints days, Easter, festivals as well asmundane day to day l I really enjoyed this memoir travelogue I had read Nicholas Gage s Eleni so I knew the history of this family going in to the book I think it s great that Eleni s granddaughter also named Eleni decided to rebuild the family home and with that, hope...

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