Corfu: a novel by Robert Dessaix

Corfu: a novel

Robert Dessaix

Enjoy a trip to Greece through the eye of your narrator. Travel without purpose or aim, but with enjoyable observations - historical, philosophical and literary - along the way.

Extract

The old beginning must be made new. Otherwise my life will be like one of those shapeless conversations you have in trains with complete strangers - interesting enough at the time, but in the end little more than random noises.

Parallels
  • The Magnus by John Fowles
  • Ireland by Frank Delany

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