‘Anezina and Me’ by Tasos Dourountakis is a true life story of the history of his family and the village of Gerani that dates back to the 18th Century.
Using the stories handed down from his grandfather and father, Tasos weaves an enchanting tale using his natural story-telling ability that visitors to his popular taverna in Gerani know and love.
It reveals the horrors of the Ottoman Occupation and the atrocities inflicted upon Crete and its people through word of mouth accounts from that time. The story continues with the joy of independence and the pain of the World Wars.
Tasos Dourountakis was born in 1940, and his first recollections are the sounds of the German occupation after the Battle of Crete. He also describes how love can overcome even the hardest of heartbreaks and the hope that emigration to foreign lands will help ease the pressure of poverty after the years following the Second World War.
Published for the first time in English, ‘Anezina and Me’ is already making an impression in the book sales charts where it is in the top ten bestselling books in its genre on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions.
Tasos Dourountaks has created a marvelous tale of local history that reads almost like a fiction novel, yet is all true.
With images from the author’s own collection that has been gathered with help from family and friends, you will see for the first time in print images that date back to the late 1800’s and early 20th Century that help visualise the story that Tasos is sharing.
‘Anezina and Me’ is available in paperback and electronic book and can be found on Amazon using the following link: Anezina and Me