Michalis Meimaris takes an unvarnished look back at the childhood and early adult years of a scientist who has always had an eye for the playful world of art. He is one of few contemporary Greek writers who use humour to get readers laughing at both the funny and serious sides of everyday life. Against the backdrops of Athens, Paris and the Greek islands, Meimaris talks about his father, the ups and downs of his own studies and career and the unexpected romances of the summer holidays. Unlike satire, which always urges the overthrow of the establishment, his humour does not moralise. His hero has no desire to change the world; instead he laughs at human ways in a sage attempt to understand them. In fresh, unadorned style, the author sketches characters or highlights telling moments, rather than simply recount a story with a beginning, middle and end.
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