Giannis Makridakis, Sun with teeth
(possible title in translation)
A suggestion of Anthi Karamanli
The book has not been translated
Extracts of book reviews
A story in search of his lost innocence, the minimum guarantees of relationships, which are also lost and a request to find Love. Within a deadly environment, the abandonment of the main character, highlight the alienation from his environment, which intense other people’s hostility towards him and he is continuously searching the presence of others, without being able to meet the person next to him. [...] When the hero is fulfilled with dangerous experiences and is justified when his isn’t there anymore.
I followed the pebbles that I found on the road:
• the solemn death of the mother and the 'undecided'
• father’s castigations and the pants of "prostitutes"
• the grudge to the Englishmen and the student’s exposed buttocks
• the king who is lost behind the tears and the lost decision date
• the unilateral celebration of the dismissal from the army and the signal to nowhere
Our hero accepted his diversity in such a young age, that he reached the point of self-incrimination. All the way until the end, I had the essence of an image of a "child who hasn’t grown up" that is violently hit with various objects and does not feel anything! He has surrendered to every racist event and has convinced himself that he’s worth it. [...]The description given during the bombing is excellent: "he spit everything at me like rotten teeth" (top moment for me).
I read the book with great interest and pleasure from beginning to end. But I the lesson that I got from it, is that we should be very careful about our glances because our eyes come straight from the soul and the people around us perceive everything. So let's watch and let our eyes see more tender, compassionate and why not with love for all our fellow beings!
[...] Is particularly touching that a writer so young with the novel "Sun with teeth" describes surprisingly well the specificity of the hero in a society and a time that he hadn’t lived, but delivers it so reliably and so realistic. Congratulations to Mr. Makridakis, who "bowed" with both interest and affection and performed by an intelligent technical writing, historical events, synchronising them with serious social problems such as homosexuality and marginalization.