Παρασκευή, 19 Ιουλίου 2013

"ORTHOPETALIA: THE WHEEL OF MY LIFE. GREECE 1942-2012: A JOURNEY BACK IN TIME." New Book!

Dear Friends we are pleased to inform you that our new book is published and you can order it online in printed version through AMAZON!

“ORTHOPETALIA: THE WHEEL OF MY LIFE. 
Greece 1942-2012: A Journey Back in Time.”

Written by George I. Roukas
Produced by Sissy Sigioultzi-Roukas
ISBN-13: 978-1490923697
ISBN-10: 1490923691

The full book is available in printed version through the online shop of Amazon and Create Space. 

Orthopetalia is the action with which a cyclist stands up while pedaling, eg when he has to climb a steep climb. This book is an enjoyable journey, sometimes touching and others humorous, in Greece of the last seventy years. George Roukas gives us his autobiography in his own realistic way. The narration is taking us through the picturesque lanes of many Greek cities that decisively influenced his wheel of life from birth to maturity. His great landmarks, among many, are Volos, Nigrita, Drama, Serres, Thessaloniki and Athens, as these beloved Greek places shaped his dreams, choices, memories and ultimately the purpose of his life. 

The reference in those years is like a tribute to Greek tradition, a reminiscence of lifestyle, manners and customs of the past. The narration is going through school years, behaviors, attitudes of teachers, education in general, platonic romances, the economic, political, agricultural life of those days and the Greek way of life in general. Through the pages of this interesting book are emerging memories which have their vivid mark on all of us. 

At the same time, George Roukas, in his own personal way, is trying to protest on the current affairs that haunt his country. All references in views and positions of distinguished personalities (professors, writers, authors, artists, etc.) are given in order to strengthen the memory and aims of the protest. The content of the book includes strictly, biographical information and a recollection of rare personal photos of the author.

The book has been first bublished in 2006 and was distributed in the Greek market. On the 13th of July 2013 its 2nd edition, in the Greek language, is a reallity. This time we made additions but we kept author's style and way of expression untouched, in order to express our respect to his 71 years experience in the Greek way of life.

For reading all the above information in Greek, please click the link!

Sissy Sigioultzi-Roukas MA, BA
MKTG DM CULCOM CONS - WRIT