By Patricia Storace
A brand new York instances remarkable booklet of the Year
"Full of insights, marvelously enjoyable . . . haunting and wonderfully written."
--The manhattan evaluation of Books
"I lived in Athens, on the intersection of a prostitute and a saint." So starts off Patricia Storace's striking memoir of her 12 months in Greece. blending affection with detachment, rapture with readability, this American poet completely inspires a rustic delicately balanced among East and West.
Whether she is analyzing Hellenic dream books, pop songs, and cleaning soap operas, describing breathtakingly appealing shorelines and archaic villages, or braving the weigh down at a saint's tomb, Storace, winner of the Whiting Award, rewards the reader with proficient and sensual insights into Greece's soul. She sees how the country's satisfaction in its earlier coexists with profound doubts approximately its position within the glossy global. She discovers a global within which earlier and current interact in a passionate discussion. trendy, humorous, and erudite, Dinner with Persephone is trip writing increased to an exceptional art--and the easiest publication of its type because Henry Miller's The Colossus of Maroussi.
"Splendid. Storace's account of a 12 months in Greece combines previous and current, legend and truth, in an strange and pleasant complete. "
--Atlantic per thirty days