From Simon Van Booy, award-winning author of Love Begins in Winter and The Secret Lives of People in Love, comes a debut novel of love amidst the ruins of Athens. Young, beautiful, and lost, Rebecca has come to Athens to abandon herself to the city’s strangeness and heat on a campaign to learn about love. Deserted by her mother and brought up by her Grandfather in the south of France, she has never had an anchor to keep her from feeling constantly adrift. George has come to Athens to translate. It’s all he knows how to do. Dropped off at a New England boarding school when he was a child, his closest friends are Aristophanes and Jack Daniels, Euripides and Jim Beam. Henry has come to Athens to dig. An archaeologist, he spends his days on-site in Athens, and roams the Agora on the weekends. Henry comes from a happy, humdrum Welsh family. Nothing has really ever happened to him. After a chance meeting on a hot Athens day, however, and George and Rebecca begin a conversation…that turns into drinks…then a few dinners...Until Rebecca meets Henry. And Henry meets George. And Athens changes their lives forever.
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