PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Translator: Helen Cavanagh
Helen Cavanagh's translation does full justice to the convoluted subtlety of this remarkable novel.
The History of a Vendetta is a substantial artistic achievement. Yatromanolakis tells his tale with grace, patience and mastery, gradually unfolding causes and effects with meticulous care, as if were excavating a great archaelogical find. His superb handling of language and style, his paradoxes, asphoristic reflections and attitudes of aesthetic anarchism towards life and death all work together to produce a magnificent novel.