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The Maze Anatolia, A Retreating Greek Brigade Has Lost Its Way Pursued By A Turkish Army Seeking Vengeance For Three Years Of Greek Occupation, And Commanded By A Brigadier With A Passion For Greek Mythology And An Addiction To Morphia, The Brigade S Only Chance Of Salvation Is To Reach The Mediterranean Coast And Sail Home As The Army Wanders Through The Anatolian Desert, Their Internal Divisions Become Pronounced And Their Dementias Florid Eventually They Reach A Small Town, Up Until Now Untouched By The War, Which Is Run By A Simple Minded Mayor And Is Peopled By A Gallery Of Wonderfully Strange Characters When The Soldiers Leave At Last, A Tragedy Has Taken Place And The Town Has Changed Forever


About the Author: Panos Karnezis

Panos Karnezis was born in Greece in 1967 and came to England in 1992 He studied engineering and worked in industry, then studied for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia His first book, Little Infamies 2002 , was a collection of connected short stories set in a nameless Greek village His second book, The Maze 2004 , a novel set in Anatolia in 1922, was shortlisted for the 2004 Whitbread First Novel Award and won the Pendleton May First Novel Award Short stories by Panos Karnezis have been broadcast by BBC Radio 4 and have appeared in Granta, New Writing 11, Prospect, and Aret His other novels are The Birthday Party 2007, shortlisted for the Encore Award 2009 for the best second novel The Convent 2010 The Fugitives 2015 and We Are Made of Earth 2019.



10 thoughts on “The Maze

  1. says:

    I fell in love with this author after I reviewed his first book Little Infamies collection of stories But since on Serbian market short stories doesn t sell well, I had to give up my wish to acquire the rights That was in 2004 And I am very pleased to see now that all his novels are translated into Serbian in rec


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  3. says:

    After a slow start, the pacing and colour picked up once the focus moved to the Anatolian village Shades of Graham Greene and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.


  4. says:

    I came across this book by chance among used books at a charity fundraiser in Athens The book jacket piqued my interest as it described the story of a Greek Expeditionary Force retreating from Asia Minor in 1922 Unfamiliar with the Greek UK author Panos Karnezis, I wasn t sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surpr


  5. says:

    A lost brigade of Greek soldiers led by a morphine addicted Brigadier is trying to find their way out of the desert in Asia Minor at the end of the war with the Turks It is 1922, the war is over, the Greeks have surrendered, and the brigade knows that if they encounter the enemy they will most likely be killed As they ba


  6. says:

    I enjoyed reading this book I discovered this author from an easy read section of the Oxford Library and after liking the convent so much, I decided to try one of his earlier books Read it in about a day.Good story line, links to history Greek Turkish conflict.It is Karnezis s first novel which takes place in 1922, after t


  7. says:

    Overall, this book was an interesting dive into a culture and time that I knew nothing about I found myself in the hot geography of Asia Minor with the retreating Greek Army The story itself was enjoyable, but his use of the language was what I found most appealing Statements like Aging was not a stairway but a landslide A p


  8. says:

    A novel with a feeling of a short story The setting and the characters are well written such that I could immerse myself in the realm of the story The plot is quite unpredictable I didn t know where the story was going and ended up quite absurdly like those literature with existentialism flavor I tried not to read too much int


  9. says:

    This book grabbed me right away, which was surprising since I expected to be put off by the subject matter But the characters in their exasperating yet somehow endearing near lunacy captured my imagination and sympathy Among other things, it explores issues of loss, confusion and ethics in times of war, but it applies to the eve


  10. says:

    O primeiro livro de Panos Karnezis que li Muito engra ado, algo de m tico nesta mem ria da guerra motivada por um desejo de uma Grande Gr cia que se seguiu I Guerra Mundial E que redundou numa Grande Desgra a grega, com Ermirna completamente incendiada por exemplo e migra es em massa de gregos e turcos Ressentimentos que duram at


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