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Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Ilias
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'A young Greek fisherman, Ilias's first experience as a migrant in Australia in the 1920s is working on the docks as a 'skeb' labourer. He attempts to make his way, learning English from his workmates as he goes. With help from his Chinese friend Harry he buys a greengrocer's shop, but this venture later fails when his regular customers prefer to buy from an 'Aussie' further up the road. Pushed by prejudice and the Depression to a Victorian country town, he finds work in a timber mill. His young wife and three children settle down to a regular life. They are 'at home'.

'But Ilias longs for the sound and movement of the sea, and dreams of returning to his father's home as a success.

'Ilias is a powerfully written first novel of a young man's rites of passage in a land and time where assimilation is valued and multiculturalism unknown.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Exhibitions

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1988 .
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      Extent: 203p.
      ISBN: 0043240194
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Harper and Row ,
      1988 .
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      Extent: 203p.
      Note/s:
      • "A Salem House book."
      • Reprinted 1989 with title The Ilias: A Novel (Topsfield, Mass.: Salem House Publishers); ISBN 0881624527.
      ISBN: 0881624527
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Untapped , 2021 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 9781922730749
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Brio Books ; Untapped , 2022 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 206p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 30 August 2022.
      ISBN: 9781761281471

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording, braille, large print.

Works about this Work

Living in a Hyphe-Nation : Exploring the Greek-Australian Identity through Literature Peter Papathanasiou , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2017;
In Short Nicholas A. Basbanes , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 27 May 1990; (p. 15)

— Review of Ilias Jim Sakkas , 1988 single work novel
Aussification Rebecca Martin , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Village Voice , 24 April 1990; (p. 24)

— Review of Ilias Jim Sakkas , 1988 single work novel
Untitled Serge Liberman , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 234)

— Review of Ilias Jim Sakkas , 1988 single work novel
Tragedy of an Ordinary Man Ludmilla Forsyth , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 108 1989; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Ilias Jim Sakkas , 1988 single work novel
Flashy Comet and a Rising Star John MacGregor , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 December. 1988; (p. 13)

— Review of Ilias Jim Sakkas , 1988 single work novel ; Carmody Comes Home John Tittensor , 1988 single work novel
The Old and the New Roslyn Jolly , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , December vol. 49 no. 4 1989; (p. 667-671)

— Review of The Hills of Apollo Bay Peter Cowan , 1989 single work novel ; Ilias Jim Sakkas , 1988 single work novel
Award for Competence Rather than Brilliance Katharine England , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 November 1988; (p. 8)

— Review of Ilias Jim Sakkas , 1988 single work novel
Harsh Landscapes of the Mind Christine Cremen , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 December 1988; (p. 7)

— Review of Ilias Jim Sakkas , 1988 single work novel ; Broken Words Helen Hodgman , 1988 single work novel
The Ouzo Must Out Serge Liberman , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Society , December-January 1988-1989. 1988; (p. 58)

— Review of Ilias Jim Sakkas , 1988 single work novel
Reviewing / Genre / Gender Jenna Mead , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island Magazine , Winter no. 39 1989; (p. 86-90)
An Immigrants Story 1989 single work interview
— Appears in: Ethnos , May no. 67 1989; (p. 6-8)
Living in a Hyphe-Nation : Exploring the Greek-Australian Identity through Literature Peter Papathanasiou , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2017;
Last amended 15 May 2024 11:32:20
Settings:
  • Country towns,
  • Urban,
  • c
    Greece,
    c
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • c
    Australia,
    c
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
  • 1920s
  • 1930s
  • 1940s
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