Wednesday, April 27, 7:30 PM
Christos Ikonomou presents Something Will Happen, You’ll See
In conversation with Karen Emmerich
PLEASE NOTE: this event has been rescheduled from its original date of April 28. From a writer who has been heralded by La Republica as “The Greek Faulkner,” comes a collection of short stories that has been called “one of the most touching chronicles of the economic crisis to have come out of Greece.” Set in Athens’ harbor district of Piraeus, Something Will Happen, You’ll See offers a glimpse into the lives of Greek steelworkers, warehousemen, families, packers, pensioners, and the unemployed, as they all try to cope in a period of crisis. Between docks, in tenement buildings, and on city streets, the men and women in Christos Ikonomou’s stories are left to brace themselves under the weight of economic collapse. With no other options, these characters can only survive, sometimes clinging to flickers of hope, sometimes moving blindly through the darkness. Christos discusses his work with Karen Emmerich, who translated Something Will Happen, You’ll See from the Greek.