Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions
Pages: 144, softcover
Year of Publication: 2009
Year of 1st Publication: 2001 (Fytrakis)
Womensliteraryteam Award 1998
After the tumultuous march on November 17th, Alexis and his friends are locked up, together with hundreds of other young people, in the Technical University of Athens. During the three days that he will stay there, Alexis will be exposed to lies and betrayal. But, in the end, he will also find out what hope is. Reality will become his nightmare and his nightmares will turn into his dreams. Alexis will eventually learn to love himself and life.
“Alpha” is a juvenile novel full of intensity. The imagination alternates with reality and the scenes of violence with those of meditation. But, above all, it is full of symbolism and optimism, a book that proves that three days can be enough for someone to change from the inside out forever.