The ten short stories and a novella that comprise Passion Eats the Soul come from the pen of Costas Mourselas, a writer who has made his name not only as a novelist and author of short stories, but also as a playwright and television scriptwriter of great renown.
In Passion Eats the Soul the ongoing sexual skirmishes and encounters are set against a background of everyday life that he portrays with zest and humour.
The action is cleverly calibrated; the characters alternate at just the right pace; and the plot contains a series of satisfyingly surprising reversals.
Far from compromising the effectiveness of the narrative, the theatrical atmosphere and stage direction of Passion Eats the Soul in fact serve to reinforce its plasticity.
Mourselas succeeds in capturing the flavour not only of a particular society but also of an entire era, in a few, artfully deployed and highly persuasive brushstrokes.
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