Friday, August 24, 2012
The novella is dual narrated by lovesick Chrissie and the widow Magda who knows everyone's secrets, both those spoken and those surmised. The author Hariklia Heristanidis has created a genuine neighborhood of people who interact in a tightly knit, sometimes oppressive, but always caring fashion. To say anything more about the plot would be to spoil the surprises and humor that follow.
My biggest compliment is that the story is thoughtful and well considered. Random events and comments come full circle and build character or have meaning later in the story.
The book arrived in the mail late last night and I finished all of the stories this morning with coffee. A very good read and a highly recommended book.
To find on Amazon: All Windows Open: and Other Stories