‘A very accomplished novel’ Louis de Bernieres, author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin
‘Hard to put this book down’ Sofka Zinovieff
‘An epic, page turning story, of longing and bravery… a must read’ Nadia MarksCalliope is a young schoolmistress in the village of Molyvos when Hitler’s army invades Greece in 1941. Recruited by the Germans to act as their liaison officer, Calliope’s wartime duties bring her into close contact with Lieutenant Lorenz Umbreit, the Wehrmacht commander. Despite being an active member of the Greek Resistance, her friendship with the German blossoms against all odds, in a fishing village seething with dread and suspicion.
Arrested Song is a haunting, sumptuous novel, weaving the private and the historic into a vivid tapestry of Greek island life. Spanning over three decades, it chronicles the story of an extraordinary woman and her lifelong struggle against tyranny.
‘Compelling’ Dean Kalimniou
‘Wonderful’ Anna Porter
‘Beautifully written’ Carol P Christ
‘One of the best novels I’ve read about modern Greece… a truly original work’ Diana Farr Louis
‘I savoured every word’ Peter Barber