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're taking each act that has been ready to your punishment and switch it into a few form of triumph."
Every act yet one - the tragedy that has befallen his basically 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. whilst the Nazis got here with their tanks and dive-bombers Matsoukas retreated to the mountains and caves of Crete and saved on battling. And he enjoyed it. After the struggle he came around to Chicago to beat the US, begun the Pindar Counseling provider, and have become the delight and terror of Falconis's playing parlor.
Matsoukas loves rights, neighbors, his little daughters, clean bread, and smelly retsina wine. He makes love like a tiger, or like one among his mythical gods, in order that the earth shakes. To him, each girl is gorgeous, even his ill-tempered spouse. The sexuality of all ladies 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 converse, and will infrequently movement, and is given to frightful seizures.
For Stavros, Matsoukas pits himself opposed to destiny, within the vintage Greek sin of hubris. this can be the tale of that clash - Matsoukas opposed to the gods - a singular of large strength, large laughter, heartbreaking and triumphant.
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A Dream of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis