The Greek Persuasion
by Kimberly K. Robeson
Pub Date 30 Apr 2019
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Consumed by a myth about Zeus, a magic sword, and soul mates, Greek-American professor Thair Mylopoulos-Wright has spent much of her life searching for her Other Half. At thirty-one, she spends a summer in Greece; there, alone on a tranquil island, she begins writing stories about her grandmother’s experiences in 1940s Egypt, her mother’s youth in 1960s Greece, and finally, her own life in contemporary America--trying to make sense of her future by exploring her past.
The Greek Persuasion spans Thair’s life from thirty-one to thirty-six. This novel-within-a-novel explores human sexuality, the complexity of mother-daughter relationships, and the choices women of different generations make when choosing—or settling—for “Mr. (or Ms.) Good Enough.” Will Thair ever find that missing part of her that Zeus chopped off with his magic sword? Or is the concept of The One just one big fairy tale that has left Thair searching for someone who doesn’t exist?
“A nuanced and meaningful exploration of both maternal relationships and female sexuality.”
Jennifer Baumgardner, author, Manifesta and Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics.
“In her heartrending debut novel, Kimberly K. Robeson sets a quest for romantic fulfillment against an alluring Greek backdrop and a five-year journey of self-discovery. An exploration of the intricacies of sexuality, romance, and relationships. The Greek Persuasion is an enchanting read from beginning to end."
Danielle M. Wong, author of Swearing Off Stars
“A complete and masterful insight into a woman’s mind. Kimberly K. Robeson offers an honest and brave encounter with her characters, making one become an invested spectator of women’s lives and their circumstance of love throughout time and in distant lands.”
Alicja Bachleda, Actress, films include Ondine, Trade, and Pan Tadeusz.
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*Book Launch with more than 200 expected at Los Angles Valley College library in May 2019
*Book Tour which includes San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ohio, and New York