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Greek Shadows

by Marc Amfreville

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Greek Shadows

by Marc Amfreville

Translated by Virginie Actis and John Knych

Lucas, 20 years old, and his group of French friends spend a summer in Greece at the time of the military junta in 1969, a summer that will change Lucas's life forever. Haunted by a mysterious, faraway island, tormented by his feelings for a young political refugee whose life he wants to save at all costs, Lucas is about to cross dangerous lines.


Love, friendship, political ideals…Lucas will become interwoven and entangled within their ambiguities. 


Greek Shadows is a novel about what it means to find yourself and the price of facing truth.


Marc Amfreville, born in 1957, is a psychoanalyst and a professor of American literature at Sorbonne University. He is the translator of over fifty English-language novels. He is the author of several monographs, notably on Charles Brockden Brown, Herman Melville, and Edith Wharton. He has also written an essay on the representation of trauma (Ecrits en souffrance). In love with a country he knows intimately, this is his first novel.

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