An American expatriate hopes to quell his grief for a long lost son in the stillness of his photographs of the Dodecanese Islands. But soon friendship and then love for a woman wounded in her own family-born grief propels him toward life again, where stillness is set into motion and identity might be recovered, against odds, in a foreign place.
Oderman has a knack for keeping things moving and bringing the vibrant colors of the island to life.
Author: Kevin Oderman
Publisher: Etruscan Press
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.60d
Publishers Weekly 09/17/2012
About the Author
Kevin Oderman's early literary essays led to writing How Things Fit Together (New England UP, ) winner of a Bakeless Prize in nonfiction. From his travel experiences he wrote his first novel, Going (Vandalia Press) and his literary nonfiction about travel is currently being gathered into a volume, Cannot Stay. Twice he has lived abroad as a Fulbright Fellow and has taught Modern American Poetry, as a Senior Lecturer at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, and at Punjab University in Lahore, Pakistan. He is a professor of English at West Virginia University. White Vespa is his second novel.