New Release August 10, 2021

Walking In The Light

The year is 1965. Kostas, an ambitious, headstrong merchant seaman, has jumped ship and managed to get a job in Miami's Little Havana. He is eager to pursue the "Good Life", if only he can elude the many tenacles of the immigration.

He discovers that he is surrounded by immigrants from every corner of the globe, who, despite the different ways they look and talk, all came to the same place for the same reason.

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   "The year is 1965. The prestige of America and the value of the American dollar are both riding high.

   At the small sea-side restaurant in Greece, where Kostas works, most of the clientele consists of merchant mariners, who spend their time talking about the exotic places they visited and the exotic women they’ve known, and retirees; some of them from America, who get their pension in dollars and lord it over everyone else."

   "To be envied and looked upon with admiration, to be remembered and talked about by the generations that will follow.

   After living in America for many years, Nikos Pilios returns to the village where he grew up only to discover he lacked these important elements of success."

"This [...] is another piece of the Alabama mosaic, Pitsios captures [...] both the culture of the Greek-American community in Mobile and the rapidly changing life back in the Greek village.

Don Noble - Alabama Public Radio

Reviews

"I'm glad to be among the first to report that this luminous tale surpasses my hopes. I congratulate him. And you, the reader, on the journey you are about to undertake"

Tom Franklin - author of Poachers, Hell at the Breech & Smonk

"A zesty novel that paints a full canvas of the life of the port of Mobile and Mobile's well known Greek community. Entertaining, spicy, sardonic, skeptical, nostalgic, full of life, and as realistic as only the Mediterranean worldview can be"

Franklin Daugherty - Mobile Press Register

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