Coverbild Land von Perikles Monioudis, ISBN-978-3-423-14543-5


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A young man sets out on the tracks of his ancestors. They left Greece for Alexandria, where they ran a patisserie that was famed throughout the Levant. Forced to leave Egypt at short notice, they ended up in exile in Switzerland. The legacy of a proud tradition of the confectioner’s art was encapsulated in a legendary recipe book—but no one seems to know quite where it is. The narrator’s odyssey takes him through a series of Mediterranean seaports; detailed descriptions of the towns’ fragrances and the intricacies of pastries and other delicacies play a major role in an almost incidental story of romance and separation.

Praise for “Land”:
»Perikles Monioudis once again flexes his muscles as a first rate raconteur«
- Der Spiegel

»This book captures a truly cosmopolitan attitude to life«
- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

»This vagrant odyssey is compelling in its casual idiosyncrasy«
- Neue Zürcher Zeitung

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Perikles Monioudis

Perikles Monioudis was born in 1966 in Glarus, Switzerland, and grew up bilingual in German and Greek. He studied sociology, political science and constitutional law. In 1991 he founded the Netz authors’ collective. In 1995 he moved to Berlin, but returned to Zurich in 2007.

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