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All Good Things Will Come From The Sea



Original Language: Greek | 224pp. | 2014

2 Seas Represents: Dutch Rights.

Rights Sold: France (Quidam), Italy (Editori Riuniti), USA-World Eng. (Archipelago Books).


“All good things will come from the sea, because the sea has no memory, because the water cannot remember.”

“There is no secret; life wants to live itself and that’s all there is to it.”

A group of crisis stricken Athenians clash cruelly with corrupt locals on a nondescript island in the Aegean.

Following the great success of the award-winning bestseller, Something Will Happen You’ll See, Christos Ikonomou returns with a new collection of four novella-like stories titled, All Good Things Will Come From The Sea.

The book recounts the story of a group of crisis stricken Athenians who move to a nondescript island in the Aegean in search of a better life and future. Viewed suspiciously by the mostly corrupt and inhospitable locals, the Athenians find themselves victims of the same vicious cycle of power and money that drove them away from Athens in the first place.

Christos Ikonomou’s affecting novel sheds light into the ancient wounds of Modern Greek society and uncovers the painful truth behind the glamorous façade of the archetypal Greek holiday island. Filled with stories of heroic struggle, sacrifice, hope and defeat, All Good Things Will Come From The Sea is a heart-wrenching and heart-warming tale of love and war.

Praise for All Good Things Will Come From The Sea:

“Ikonomou’s short-stories are flowing like water –they can be read in one go; his prose just flows.” – To Vima, 2014

“Ikonomou manages to convince the reader that the “enemy” is not the system but our system of thought … he ‘rewrites’ with literary boldness the stereotypical narratives of modern Greece: those of the antiquity, Christianity and Western Thought.” – Ta Nea, 2014

“It is noteworthy how the author has ‘absorbed’ the particularities of Greek society in all its contradictions, injustices, hopes and despair transforming them into a convincing and stimulating prose.” – I Efimerida ton Syntakton, 2014