Metaichmio publications are releasing three new book titles with a variety of topics. Among them, a novel, a “guide” for teachers and parents and a book by Thomas Curran about a balanced life.
Wrong place, wrong time (Gillian McAllister, trans. Maria-Nefeli Tamia)
End of October. Past midnight. You wake up expecting your eighteen year old son. He is late. Where you look out the window, there he is, and you realize he’s not alone: he’s approaching a man, and he’s armed. You don’t believe it when you see him do it: your funny, happy teenage son kills a stranger, in front of your eyes, on the street outside your house. You don’t know who. You don’t know why. You only know that your son is now being held, his future in ruins. That night you fall asleep desperate. Until you wake up…and it’s yesterday. And then you wake up again…and it’s the day before yesterday. Every morning you wake up a day before, another day before the murder. With another chance to stop him. Somewhere in the past lies an answer. The trigger of this crime – and your only choice is to find it.
Big Conversations with Little Children (Lauren Starnes. trans. Kalliopi Emmanuilidou)
Great variety of topics, clear reason, lots of examples, in a book that shows parents and teachers how to properly manage children’s concerns.
When talking to young children, we are constantly confronted with unexpected and “difficult” questions such as: “What is divorce?”, “Where does my pet go when it dies?”, “Why do bad things happen?” etc. The book is based on the scientific background and many years of experience of the author, thanks to the clear instructions and the variety of examples, this book helps parents and teachers:
to answer questions simply and honestly
guide children to recognize and express their feelings
to support them, protecting their dignity and innocence, when they learn about shocking events in the local or wider society
The Pursuit of Perfection (Thomas Curran, translated by Kostis Panselinos)
Homes, vacations, cars, fitness programs, beauty products, diets, advice for our children, for our lives, for our productivity – we live in the hologram of an unapproachable perfection. The economy puts more pressure on us than ever, inundating us with perfectionist fantasies, preventing us from feeling adequate, and forcing us to constantly seek more.
In this book Thomas Curran offers us a way out: to cooperate with people instead of competing with them, to conserve instead of waste, not to profit by harming others or nature, to keep only what we need, to focus on the important, on health, relationships, joy.