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The scapegoat /

by Νικολαΐδου, Σοφία.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Brooklyn : Melville House, c2015Description: 246 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781612193847 (hardcover); 1612193846 (hardcover).Uniform titles: Χορεύουν οι ελέφαντες. English.Subject(s): Polk, George, 1913-1948 -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Greece -- Thessalonike -- Fiction | Murder victims -- Greece -- Thessalonike -- Fiction | Greece -- FictionSummary: In 1948, the body of an American journalist is found floating in the bay off Thessaloniki. A Greek journalist is tried and convicted for the murder . . . but when he's released twelve years later, he claims his confession was the result of torture. Flash forward to modern day Greece, where a young, disaffected high school student is given an assignment for a school project: find the truth. Based on the real story of famed CBS reporter George Polk - journalism's prestigious Polk Awards were named after him - who was investigating embezzlement of U.S. aid by the right-wing Greek government, this is a sweeping saga that brings together the turbulent Greece of the post-war period with the current era, where the country finds itself again facing political turmoil.
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Translation of: Χορεύουν οι ελέφαντες (2012)

"A novel"--Cover.

In 1948, the body of an American journalist is found floating in the bay off Thessaloniki. A Greek journalist is tried and convicted for the murder . . . but when he's released twelve years later, he claims his confession was the result of torture. Flash forward to modern day Greece, where a young, disaffected high school student is given an assignment for a school project: find the truth. Based on the real story of famed CBS reporter George Polk - journalism's prestigious Polk Awards were named after him - who was investigating embezzlement of U.S. aid by the right-wing Greek government, this is a sweeping saga that brings together the turbulent Greece of the post-war period with the current era, where the country finds itself again facing political turmoil.

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