A Village Murder

A Village Murder

by Jonathan Alexander Exaros


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In the summer of 1928, an eleven-year-old American-born son of Greek immigrants travels with his parents and siblings to Greece to visit their family village. There, he witnesses the brutal murder of his father and grandfather by Albanian bandits who were directed out of revenge by "the man with a hole in his face."

The young boy, his distraught mother, and two of his siblings return to the United States a year later, leaving behind one of his brothers in the hands of a wealthy uncle and aunt who turn out to be abusive and neglectful. The younger brother runs away and jumps a ship as a stowaway, where he is taken in by an empathetic crew who helps him reunite with his family abroad.

This is the true story of the author's ancestors. He walks you through the process from start to finish of what it was like to be an immigrant in the early 1900s and chronicles the banditry that plagued the countryside of Greece for decades. It is a story of personal tragedy, revenge, and justice. But most of all, it is a story of community and survival.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643500386
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 09/07/2018
Pages: 148
Sales rank: 622,989
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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A Village Murder 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Jacque Hunter More than 1 year ago
We currently live in a time of “caravans” striving for a better world. A time of “walls” to detain those who come to us with hope. Here is a true story of a family who succeeded in overcoming hostile obstacles to find a new life in a free land. This is a wake-up call for us now to not fear, but admire those who have the courage to seek something better. This story of a courageous family that created a productive and rich life in America is told from a personal perspective. We can appreciate what our country represents to the writer and his family. Let this book inspire us to welcome those who need shelter. This family remains here today as an example of immigration success and perseverance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A compelling read! This true story of a family's struggle for a better life and the tragedy that befalls them is a page turner. I highly recommend this enjoyable read!