The Scapegoat: A Novel

By Sophia Nikolaidou

An engrossing and richly panoramic novel from an important new author, in accordance with a real story...

In 1948, the physique of an American journalist is located floating within the bay off Thessaloniki. A small-time Greek journalist is attempted and convicted for the murder...but whilst he is published twelve years later, he claims his confession was once the results of torture. 

Flash ahead to modern Greece, the place a rebellious younger highschool pupil is given an task for a college undertaking: locate the reality. And as he begrudgingly takes it on, he starts to make a startling sequence of gripping discoveries--about historical past, love, or even his personal family's involvement.

Based at the actual tale of famed CBS reporter George Polk—journalism’s prestigious Polk Awards have been named after him—The Scapegoat is a sweeping saga that brings jointly the Greece of the post-World battle II period with the Greece of at the present time, a rustic dealing with risky occasions as soon as again. 

As informed by means of key avid gamers within the story—the speeding journalist’s Greek widow; the mummy and sisters of the convicted guy; the brutal Thessaloniki leader of Police; a U.S. overseas workplace investigator, and, ultimately, the modern day scholar, within the novel's so much stirring narration of all--The Scapegoat confronts questions of fact, justice, and sacrifice...and how the previous is often with us.

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You are attempting to flee, yet you can’t. you could run whichever approach you're keen on, yet in any case you’ll fall correct into my capture. Souk attempted to utilize the chance, even though. He mentioned conditioned mass habit, approximately demagoguery and emotional manipulation, even though after all no longer on a private point, consistently in connection with the historic subject material we have been facing. And there has been extra: the price of offerings, on a political and nationwide point, and the upholding—and betrayal—of duties. He who has ears, permit him pay attention. Souk is familiar with every thing approximately global battle II. And he seems on the international via that lens. It’s what Dad calls highbrow autism and Grandma calls embedded wisdom. Evelina doesn’t care approximately any of that. All she wishes is to get the tests over with. If she might she could take all of the topics overnight. A soul that’s able to depart may still depart. Grandma says it, too, and she’s frequently correct. It’s precisely how i think approximately my presentation. Souk jogged my memory that subsequent week is the final week of the area. He passed me a slip of paper with the date and time of my speak. He’s going to place a press release up at the door of the lecturers’ workplace, too. If i need to ask an individual, I should still do this now. In different phrases, my days are numbered. If I speak for greater than twenty mins, he’ll lower me off. i must go away time for questions. Don’t mince phrases, he prompt. And if i would like to exploit PowerPoint, i must look after the technical aspect of items myself. Souk isn’t solid with desktops. He occasionally makes use of one of many university laptops in school, yet he’s as helpless as mother. He is going to Athens in terms of Tokyo. pace and flexibility aren’t his specialty. the best knowledge is in simplicity, as Grandma says. Twenty mins. I don’t recognize what to assert and what to depart out. Souk informed me to show in a typed model, too, with a canopy web page and checklist of references, and a clean web page for him to put in writing his reviews. I requested for last-minute directions, yet he mocked my request. —That’s the risk with freedom: it’s an abyss. Will you fall in? It’ll depend upon you, Georgiou. ma and pa either threatened to teach up for my presentation. Grandma was once the 1st to ask herself. She wouldn’t visit stopover at Dinopoulos at his condo, yet acknowledged she might see him there. The previous guy listened along with his eyes closed as I relayed her message, then set free a bit snicker. I’m lovely yes he’s unlikely to die sooner than he not less than talks to Grandma back. It’s demanding to think, yet they’ve bought lives, too. Our mom and dad, and our mom and dad’ mom and dad. A biology instructor as soon as stated that, a kind of low-on-the-totem-pole lecturers who get transferred to our college on the final minute, correct prior to sessions begin. The older lecturers deal with them beautiful badly, and none of them ever sticks round for a moment 12 months. anyways, the biology instructor was once pissed off at us over whatever, and stated: —You understand, your mom and dad have lives. They’re not only mom and dad, they’re a pair, too. Evelina laughed. The biology instructor had no marriage ceremony ring. We used to run into her at bars occasionally.

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