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The Good Greek Girl – Maria Katsonis

 

Very well written.  A raw edgy read which had me in tears for most of it. It’s a memoir that transports the reader back to their own roots of growing up in a  migrant family and trying to understand where they fit within an Australian context.  This memoir explores sexual identity, family duty and the subtle signs of mental illness.  Her fight  to understand and come to terms with her illness, rather than banish it forever  is simply courageous.  Maria’s complexity expresses,  grit, humour, compassion, sadness, and the underlying Greek value of “filotimo” which encompasses the values of honour, dignity, pride, and responsibility between each other.

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