ATHENS, Greece – The new dramatic novel from author Isidoros Karderinis, “The Damned” (published by AuthorHouse), depicts the life of an Afghan family forced by socio-economic circumstances to leave their native country and live out their days in Greece.
Ali Mohamedi is born and grows up in extreme poverty and misery, a reality that continues after his wedding. Readers are introduced to Ali while he is living with his wife, Zaira, and their four children in Kabul, Afghanistan. A series of dramatic events, starting with the illness of his youngest child, seals the damned family’s fate leading them to migrate to Greece.
“Emigration in our days has acquired enormous dimensions,” Karderinis says. “There is a continuous worldwide emigration phenomenon and my book describes the tragic conditions of lives of immigrants in our days.”
Karderinis hopes his book will help readers become aware of the poor, underprivileged and downtrodden people of different races, colors and religions living among them.
An excerpt from “The Damned”:
“Immediately the manager and Ali stood up and all together ran to the area where the accident happened. Many other workers had gathered there and they were trying to remove the bricks from the unlucky worker’s body. Ali, with the courage that characterized him, rushed directly to the battle for his rescue.
They had removed a big mass of bricks when they saw half of the body and the head of the unfortunate worker.”
By: Isidoros Karderinis
Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 362 pages | ISBN 9781496945914
E-Book | 362 pages | ISBN 9781496945907
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About the Author
Isidoros Karderinis was born in Athens, Greece in 1967. He has a degree in economic science with postgraduate studies in tourist economy. His articles have been published in Greek economy magazines and he has published several books of poetry and two novels.