PEOPLE OF POROS by Peter Gray

PEOPLE OF POROS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This has some of the distinction and discernment in this portrait of a Greek fishing village that suggests a parallel to Life and Death of a Spanish Town. Gray writes of a Greek Island where he spent two years, and to which he had returned just before the outbreak of war. It is the people that catch his interest, elemental, exuberant, easy going, with their many superstitions, eccentricities, and their fundamental sense of democracy, tolerance, humility. Through an odd cast of portraits, one gets the vitality of the village, strange as it is for American readers.

Publisher: Whittlesey