A reading and discussion with Natalie Bakopoulos, author of "The Green Shore." The Green Shore takes us to the poignant and powerful heart of a family caught up in Greece’s 1967 military coup. As these characters struggle with their passions, both personal and political, and their stories of love and resistance play out against the backdrop of this turbulent period, their lives begin to unfold in surprising ways. A widowed doctor and her daughters, their poet uncle and his wife, must each make their own peace with when to stay silent in the face of atrocity, and when to act.
NATALIE BAKOPOULOS holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan, where she now teaches. Her work has appeared in Tin House, The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, and Granta and has received an O. Henry Award, a Hopwood Award, and a Platsis Prize for Work in the Greek Legacy. She is a contributing editor for the online journal Fiction Writers Review.