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Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'In the spirit of Christos Tsiolkas' The Slap, Two Greeks explores migrant life and family tensions in 1970's Australian suburbia.

Ten-year-old Andy figures all fathers must be part ogre, part child, part Zeus - or maybe just all Greek fathers? His peculiar little family is on the brink of collapse. His sister believes that men and women should live separately, girls with their mothers, boys with their fathers. His mother is eagerly awaiting the advent of no fault divorce, when she will farewell Harry Stylianou and all his crazy bullying, and live in peace.

But Andy has a melodramatic mind and fears that things could easily end in murder. If only he could subdue his father's rage. If only he could charm the knife from his pocket. Normal family life seems impossible, until one summer's day in 1974 a miraculous Greek voice pierces the surrounding Anglosphere - promising to put the family right.

Two Greeks is a bittersweet story about mentoring, delusion and a child's need to trust.' (Publisher's blurb)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

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Works about this Work

Figuring a father Figure Lorien Kaye , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 9 July 2011; (p. 29)

— Review of Two Greeks John Charalambous 2011 single work novel
Untitled Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 July 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of Two Greeks John Charalambous 2011 single work novel
Untitled Chris Harrington , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , June vol. 90 no. 9 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of Two Greeks John Charalambous 2011 single work novel
Passionate Rendering of Songs for Suburbia Louise Swinn , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 -31 July 2011; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Two Greeks John Charalambous 2011 single work novel ; Last Summer Kylie Ladd 2011 single work novel
Take Three : Fiction Veronica Sen , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 7 August 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Two Greeks John Charalambous 2011 single work novel ; There Should Be More Dancing Rosalie Ham 2011 single work novel
Holding Pattern Donata Carrazza , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 335 2011; (p. 54)

— Review of Two Greeks John Charalambous 2011 single work novel
Darker Side of Patriarch's Rule Johanna Leggatt , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 October 2011; (p. 7)

— Review of Two Greeks John Charalambous 2011 single work novel
Figuring a father Figure Lorien Kaye , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 9 July 2011; (p. 29)

— Review of Two Greeks John Charalambous 2011 single work novel
Untitled Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 July 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of Two Greeks John Charalambous 2011 single work novel
Untitled Chris Harrington , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , June vol. 90 no. 9 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of Two Greeks John Charalambous 2011 single work novel
Passionate Rendering of Songs for Suburbia Louise Swinn , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 -31 July 2011; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Two Greeks John Charalambous 2011 single work novel ; Last Summer Kylie Ladd 2011 single work novel
Take Three : Fiction Veronica Sen , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 7 August 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Two Greeks John Charalambous 2011 single work novel ; There Should Be More Dancing Rosalie Ham 2011 single work novel
Holding Pattern Donata Carrazza , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 335 2011; (p. 54)

— Review of Two Greeks John Charalambous 2011 single work novel
Darker Side of Patriarch's Rule Johanna Leggatt , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 October 2011; (p. 7)

— Review of Two Greeks John Charalambous 2011 single work novel
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