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Ikons By George Pappaellinas

Ikons
by George Pappaellinas

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Ikons by George Pappaellinas

THE MAVROMATIS FAMILY WAS DRAWN TO AUSTRALIA FROM GREECE BY THE LURE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO 'MAKE GOOD' - THE UNIVERSAL MIGRANT DREAM. BUT THIRTY YEARS AND THREE GENERATIONS LATER, THESE EARLY HOPES HAVE BEEN DASHED. YIAYIA, THE GRANDMOTHER, WITH CHRISTOS AND ELEFTHERIA, FEEL BETRAYED, THAT THEY LISTENED TO FALSE PROMISES. THEY LEFT THEIR OWN CULTURE, BUT HAVEN'T RECEIVED THE MATERIAL REWARDS. THE ONE THING THAT UNITES BOTH GENERATIONS IS THE OUTSIDE WORLD'S VIEW OF THEM AS VISITORS. PETER, FROM THE THIRD GENERATION, 'HAS' RECEIVED THE REWARDS - SECURITY, A 'PROPER' EDUCATION, A PROFESSION. BUT IN THE END, HE IS STILL CAUGHT BET- WEEN TWO WORLDS - NETIHER GREEK NOR AUSTRALIAN, NOT REALLY ACCEPTED BY EITHER. THESE CONNECTED STORIES PAINT A GRAPHIC PICTURE OF MIGRANT URBAN LIFE IN THE INNER-SUBURBS OF SYDNEY-AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ONE OF THE CHARACTERS ACTUALLY GOES HOME.

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GOR007265061
Ikons by George Pappaellinas
George Pappaellinas
Used - Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1986-06-26
208
0140088520
9780140088526
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.