Scorpionfish by Natalie Bakopoulos

Scorpionfish by Natalie Bakopoulos

After the unexpected deaths of her parents, young academic Mira returns to her childhood home in Athens. On her first night back, she encounters a new neighbour, a longtime ship captain who has found himself no longer at sea for the first time in years. As one summer night tumbles into another, Mira and the Captain’s voices drift across the balconies of their apartments, disclosing details and stories: of careers, families, of love. For Mira, love has so often meant Aris, an ex-boyfriend and rising Greek politician who has recently become engaged to a movie star. There is, too, her love for her dear friend Nefeli—a well… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Cheating
  • Suicide
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