In his brilliantly constructed novel, Spiros Plaskovitis counterpoints his enigmatic heroine -Anghelina Dassiou- agianst the touristic "development" (or destruction?) of most Greek islands today.
Anghelina, although forced by circumstances to work as a sales-lady in the deluxe tourist hotel, still personifies nostalgia for the traditional couleur locale of Corfu -particularly the old Venetian town. The big buisness explotation of the island is represended by Nikias Zavolis, the odious manager of the hotel, where the hero -Dimos Hairetis- is spending his holiday with his exotic half-caste mistress. [...]