(A Song for Three)
Patakis, 1992 - 18th edition 2016
IBBY Greece Award
Could a song ever link the lives of three
persons? This is something two close friends, Christina
and Philippos, a girl and a boy of 14, will try to find
out while preparing a school performance for the World
War II Remembrance Day. They decide to meet some people
who have lived through those hard years; to tape-record
their memories of the Athens occupation by the Nazis,
and the activities of the various Greek resistance groups.
Their research will reveal the details of a tragic story
and a secret still affecting the lives of its protagonists.
"... The author uses her powerful and clear
way of writing, her ability to penetrate the soul, her
historical knowledge, and more generally her genius as
a writer, to sculpture the heroic profile of our tormented
and proud people..."
Ioannis Theoharis, PROINOS LOGOS (newspaper) - Ioannina,
18 March 1992
"... Yet another novel by the well known author,
who - with her perfect technique, wonderful language
and flowing narration - manages to link the past with
the present, whilst reviving a certain era and putting
forward contemporary values. A Song for Three is
also a book the heroes of which link it to other novels
by Loty Petrovits, such as A House for
Five, Wrong, Mr. Neuger! The Little Brother, etc. From
one book to another, Loty Petrovits builds
her own world, completes the picture of her own characters
- creations of her literary imagination."
Manos Kondoleon, DIADROMES quarterly - Athens, Spring
"... Through her new novel for adolescents, Loty
Petrovits suggests a deeply human attitude
towards the events that marked the recent past and still
determine -to an extent- the present and the future."
DIAVAZO literary magazine, No 290 Athens, 24 June 1992