Captured as a prisoner of war during Greece's struggle for independence, Ismail Ferik Pasha is taken from Crete to Egypt. His name, his language, his religion and his identity are transformed, as he rises to become the Minister of War. But he remains haunted by the conflict between the land of his birth and his adoptive culture. In this rich and complex novel, hailed as one of the greatest contemporary works of Greek fiction, Rhea Galanaki has fashioned a compelling story, based on historical events, about the making of national identities and the pain of divided loyalty.
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