Seventh Elephant, The

Seventh Elephant, The

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Abandoning the pressures of Athens, a young man flees the city, trying to escape from drink and a number of failed relationships. Clutching his vodka and his memories, he seeks refuge on an island in the Cyclades. There by chance he meets a young woman who reactivates love’s vocabulary. His survival instinct faintly reappears through the distorting mirror of alcohol. Yet the craving is an irresistible, clever adversary that shows no mercy. He is drawn by his love to places that affect his emotional world ever more forcefully.

Moving from Paris and Munich to London and a mountain village in central Greece, the battle grows tougher. The more merciless it becomes, the clearer it is that the greatest magic is in fact to be found in reality. 

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Published: 
20 May 2000
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9781900850216
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Seventh Elephant, The

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Abandoning the pressures of Athens, a young man flees the city, trying to escape from drink and a number of failed relationships. Clutching his vodka and his memories, he seeks refuge on an island in the Cyclades. There by chance he meets a young woman who reactivates love’s vocabulary. His survival instinct faintly reappears through the distorting mirror of alcohol. Yet the craving is an irresistible, clever adversary that shows no mercy. He is drawn by his love to places that affect his emotional world ever more forcefully.

Moving from Paris and Munich to London and a mountain village in central Greece, the battle grows tougher. The more merciless it becomes, the clearer it is that the greatest magic is in fact to be found in reality. 

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25 Jul 2013
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About the author

  • Alexis Stamatis

    Alexis Stamatis

    Alexis Stamatis is a well known Greek novelist and poet born in Athens, Greece. He studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and took postgraduate degrees in Architecture and Cinematography in London. He has published ten novels. His second novel, Bar Flaubert, a critically acclaimed best seller in Greece, has been published in UK, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Serbia. Alexis adapted Bar Flaubert to a screenplay with the director Vassilis Douvlis.

    Alexis Stamatis has also published six books of poetry. His second book, The Architecture of Interior Spaces, was awarded the Nikiforos Vrettakos Prize in 1994.

    Titles by Alexis Stamatis