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The Passenger: Greece

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A vivid portrait of life in Greece, in the series that collects the best new writing, photography, art and reportage from around the world. 
 
Many have impressions and opinions about Greece based on superficial headlines or pop culture stereotypes. This volume of The Passenger offers instead a wide-ranging, thoughtful, and lively picture of the country in all its nuance and diversity—its people, its problems, its art, its athletes, and much, much more. 
 
“The Passenger readers will find none of the typical travel guide sections on where to eat or what sights to see. Consider the books, rather, more like a literary vacation.” —Publishers Weekly 
 
In this volume:Once Upon A Time: The Greek Taverna by Petros Markaris  Land of Migration by Matteo Nucci  The Lost Generation by Christos Ikonomou  Plus: Yorgos Lanthimos and the “Weird Wave” of Greek cinema, the island where people forget to die, the NBA’s most valuable player, the mayor who balanced the books but enraged the nationalists, abandoned buildings, oligarchs on the rise, the rebellious rhythm of rebetiko and much more . . .

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