By Harry Mark Petrakis
Hero. that's the observe. "The gods have selected you for everlasting disaster," his buddy Cicero, the gambling-house broker, tells Matsoukas, "but you are taking each act that has been ready on your punishment and switch it into a few form of triumph."
Every act yet one - the tragedy that has befallen his in basic terms son. or even that Matsoukas is decided to opposite.
In the second one international battle, Matsoukas fought joyously for his local Greece opposed to the flabby Italians. while the Nazis got here with their tanks and dive-bombers Matsoukas retreated to the mountains and caves of Crete and saved on struggling with. And he enjoyed it. After the conflict he came to visit to Chicago to beat the USA, all started the Pindar Counseling provider, and have become the satisfaction and terror of Falconis's playing parlor.
Matsoukas loves rights, associates, his little daughters, clean bread, and smelly retsina wine. He makes love like a tiger, or like one in all his mythical gods, in order that the earth shakes. To him, each lady is gorgeous, even his ill-tempered spouse. The sexuality of all girls is to be reverenced.
Toward God, Matsoukas is much less reverent. "Man have mercy on you," he says to God, very gravely, keeping Him to account for the plight of his son Stavros, who can't communicate, and will hardly ever movement, and is given to frightful seizures.
For Stavros, Matsoukas pits himself opposed to destiny, within the vintage Greek sin of hubris. this is often the tale of that clash - Matsoukas opposed to the gods - a unique of huge strength, large laughter, heartbreaking and triumphant.
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