Escape Plans

By Teri Vlassopoulos

Escape Plans
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My father drowned in the Aegean Sea, fifty nautical miles northeast of the port of Piraeus. When it happened, my mother and I were at home in Toronto. It was early evening in Greece, afternoon for us, and I was at school when she found out.

Niko Kiriakos, tentative heir to the ... Read more


Overview

My father drowned in the Aegean Sea, fifty nautical miles northeast of the port of Piraeus. When it happened, my mother and I were at home in Toronto. It was early evening in Greece, afternoon for us, and I was at school when she found out.

Niko Kiriakos, tentative heir to the ailing Calypso Shipping fleet, always suspected he was cursed. Following his sudden disappearance, his wife, Anna, and daughter, Zoe, are left adrift. Unmoored, they begin to test the boundaries of their lives, struggling with issues of loyalty, identity and what it means to be a family. Spanning years and tracing a route from Niagara Falls to Greece, Escape Plans is an unblinking look at the ties that bind us together and the things that pull us apart.

Teri Vlassopoulos

Teri Vlassopoulos is the author of the award-nominated collection Bats or Swallows. Her fiction has appeared in Room Magazine, carte blanche, and Kiss Machine, and has been shortlisted twice for THIS Magazine's Great Canadian Literary Hunt. Vlassopoulos lives in Toronto. Escape Plans is her first novel.

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"Vlassopoulos has found a way to carry over the wide-eyed curiosity and innate goodness of childhood into the mysterious, often sad, often tragic world of adulthood." - Montreal Review of Books

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