How To Hide
About the book:
Stefanos, a Greek teacher in Berlin, is living in a state of permanent alienation from everyone. Why does he quit his job rather than returning to the country of his birth? Why does he accept a separation from his girlfriend Cecilia and gives in to his own solitude? And what is he searching for when he finally does return to Greece with the idea of selling off his inheritance? Stefanos has a terrible secret.
Praise about How To Hide
Amanda Michalopoulou’s most mature novel.
Dimitra Roumboula, Ethnos Newspaper, January 31, 2011
Written with perspicuity, nimbleness and a cleanness of style.
G.N.M. , Diavazo Magazine, January 12, 2011
Michalopoulou organizes her plot in an exemplary manner around the device of this kidnapping, which allows her to create a character who comes to be a condensation and reconfiguration, as I suggested above, of the protagonists of her previous works, imbuing her prose with a clearly existential dimension.
Vassilis Hatzivasileiou, To Vima Newspaper, January 23, 2011
“It’s been three years since Amanda Michalopoulou published her last novel. In the intervening time, having chosen to live in Germany, she matured so much as a writer that she has now given us what I believe to be her best book. More sure of her literary abilities […] she has found a voice of her own. And most importantly, she manages to give a convincing voice to the weighty silence of an extremely interesting, very contemporary character.”
Natali Hatziantoniou, Eleftherotypia Newspaper, January 4, 2011