A journey of love, denial and danger, where fiction is not far from reality. The answers will be found at Bar Flaubert. Yannis Loukas is editing his father’s autobiography. Going through the family archives, he discovers the manuscript of an aspiring novelist named Loukas Matthaiou. While reading it, Yannis feels as if someone has put to paper his innermost thoughts. But who was the writer of this amazing story, and what happened to him? Following in the tracks of this elusive stranger, Yannis’ life takes an unforeseen turn. He finds that everyone who met Matthaiou was profoundly affected by his charismatic personality. Driven by his quest to find Matthaiou, Yannis must first unravel the codes in his writing.
‘One of the most talented writers of his generation’ Le Monde
‘A literary palimpsest … it starts as a personal quest, continues as a detective story cloaked in artistic garb, develops as a journey through the European landscape at the end of the 20th century and ends with an unexpected twist’ Vogue
'Extremely successful, serious and well written … Stamatis is a writer’s writer, with the soul of a poet’ Vassilis Vassilikos, Author of Z