The Lonesome Tree

Author: Maria Papayanni
On the cover, Tasos Mantzavino's painting "Offerings on a tree"

Diavazo Literary Magazine Prize, State Award for Yound Adult Literature

There is a village on the cliffs overlooking the sea, carved in stone under the shadow of a mountain. In the old times it was inhabited by people who explained the unexplained and foresaw the future. But their children and their children’s children forgot how to do that, and now they live in isolation, immutable, and they like it this way. One day Violeta, a middle-aged woman, returns to the village after many years of absence. She lives in a ruined house on the outskirts of the village, and is avoided by all who know about her ill fate. Then something strange occurs: all the votive silver models of ships vanish from the village church, and suspicions fall on Violeta. Simos, a young man raised with the stories and legends of the old times, is the only person who believes in her innocence: he will pit himself against his friends, who conspire to show that Violeta is a witch. The memories of the old and the revelations of the young unfold the story of the village and its inhabitants; this is a place dark and luminous at the same time - a place searching for its own truth through joy and mourning, legend and superstition, dreams and visions, betrayal, passions and shadows.

 

 

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Μια περιπετεια για τον Ρωμαιο

Μια περιπετεια για τον Ρωμαιο

Ως την ακρη του κοσμου

Ως την ακρη του κοσμου

Πες το μ΄ ενα παραμυθι – Τα ασημένια πατίνια

Πες το μ΄ ενα παραμυθι  – Τα ασημένια πατίνια

The King Who Had Too Much of Everything

Ειχε απ’ ολα και ειχε πολλα

Shoes with Wings

Παπουτσια με φτερα

The Moonling

Τουλαχιστον δυο

“Say it with a story”, - The Adventures of Nils

Πες το μ΄ ενα παραμυθι  – Οι περιπετειες του Νιλς

The Lonesome Tree

Το Δεντρο το Μοναχο

The Dream Thief

Η κλεφτρα των ονειρων

I Want To Win!

Μια αλλη μερα θα νικησεις εσυ!

Christmas Topsy-Turvy

Εκεινα τα Χριστουγεννα ηρθαν τα κατω πανω!

Says One, Says the Other

Λέγε ο ένας, λέγε ο άλλος

Christmas: Time for Miracles

Χριστουγεννα, καιρος για θαυματα

The Accidental Bookworm!

Βιβλιοφαγος κατα… λαθος!

Go to the Blackboard!

Στον πινακα!

Back to School

Επιστροφη στο σχολειο

Around the World on a Bicycle

Ο γυρος του κοσμου με το ποδηλατο

Top of The Class

Πρωτος!

How Long is ‘Always’?

Παντα;

Who’s in Charge?

Ποιος ειναι ο αρχηγος;

Tomorrow the Earth Will Grow

Τρεις παλαμες ολη η Γη

Ellie on the Moon

Η Ελλη στο φεγγαρι

Goodnight, Mom

Καληνυχτα, μαμα

An Adventure for Romeo

Μια περιπετεια για το Ρωμαιο

Will you Do Me a Favour, Santa?

Αγιε Βασιλη, θα μου κανεις μια χαρη;

My Name is Maya

Με λενε Μαγια

Catch them!

Πιαστε τους!

As If By Magic

Ως δια μαγειας

Around the World on a Bicycle

Ο γυρος του κοσμου με το ποδηλατο

Εκει και παντα αλλου

Εκει και παντα αλλου

Ellie’s Secret Recipe

Η μυστικη συνταγη της Ελλης

Petros’ Stories

Οι μικρες ιστοριες του Πετρου