The perfect gateway for the reader into a modern
Greece where the classical hero is forgotten and “sits all alone
in a yard, baking in the sun.” Part Marguerite Duras, part
Faulkner, with a dash of Fellini’s Amarcord thrown in…
Zigzag tells the stories of four disparate young people in modern Greece: Lia, dying in the hospital from a mysterious virus; her brother Sid, the disaffected wanderer, her only connection to the outside world; Lia's nurse Sotiris, an unstable blend of cowardice and desire; and twelve-year-old Nina, who dreams of breaking away from the humdrum life around her. Their voices mingle in a poignant black comedy of isolation and yearning, illusion and vengeance and the hunger for connection. Sotiropoulos portrays a modern Greece that is wholly her own, at once grotesque and radiant.