Songs from Dinosaki's Jukebox [NOOK Book]

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Sailing aboard Pandora, from Crete to Athens, Andy Alytis spots Mina, an astonishing blond with "eyes like stars", and decides to tag along with her group of seven back-packers, all of whom are on their way to climb Mt. Olympus.
Mid-course, the ferry is forced to take refuge on Yria, an obscure island where Santorini's fulminating volcano lights up the southern horizon.
Determined to reach Olympus "by full moon", the seven travelers venture ...

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Songs from Dinosaki's Jukebox

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Overview

Sailing aboard Pandora, from Crete to Athens, Andy Alytis spots Mina, an astonishing blond with "eyes like stars", and decides to tag along with her group of seven back-packers, all of whom are on their way to climb Mt. Olympus.
Mid-course, the ferry is forced to take refuge on Yria, an obscure island where Santorini's fulminating volcano lights up the southern horizon.
Determined to reach Olympus "by full moon", the seven travelers venture ashore by day, scouting Yria for alternate ways to the mainland. By night they carouse fitfully in the ferry's close quarters. Hoping to hook up with Mina, Andy introduces the group to his onshore discovery: Dinosaki's cafenion! There, he has met Sophia; a gouty expatriate, ex-astrology columnist, who, for a consideration, consents to divine the travelers' fortunes.
Every evening, in the cafenion, one of the group plays a song on the ancient jukebox in the corner. Sophia translates the Greek lyrics, reminding them that she is just "channeling for the jukebox" but warranting that each tale will contain a truth recognized by the player only.
Thus, is spun out of Sophia's interpretations, seven quirky, dark "songs", redolent with sardonic humor; haunted by ghosts of Dionysian Greece.
During the day, the travelers puzzle at the meanings of their songs. Andy pursues Mina, and every evening, through the cafenion window, sees that Santorini inflames more and more of the horizon.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044521131
  • Publisher: Wynn Parks
  • Publication date: 5/4/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 351 KB

Meet the Author

Wynn Parks was born in the southern U.S., and raised on Air Force Bases scattered from the Philippines to Turkey. He put himself through graduate school by working summers as a Driller's Helper in the Wyoming coal fields, and graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.After six months as a Dobey-Paisano Fellow at the University of Texas, he later went to the Greek island of Paros to teach Writing at The Aegean School of Fine Arts. Though he forayed off-island to Europe, North Africa,and Iran,it was Paros that was his haven from the middle Seventies through the mid-Eighties. The author currently lives in the United States in Blue Mountain Beach, Florida.Many of the stories featured on Smashwords are drawn from Wynn Parks'novel, "Songs from Dinosaki's Jukebox". "Jukebox" grew out of the author's years in Greece and earlier, Turkey, and his life-long sense of connection with the Aegean.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    An remarkable collection of surreal stories disguised as songs p

    An remarkable collection of surreal stories disguised as songs played by a neglected jukebox in the corner of a Greek island cafenion. Each song presents one of the characters of the main story with a mystery about him or herself. Parks' humor and dark ironies haunt each tale, and thereby, both story character and reader.

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