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God Is My Witness
Makis Tsitas
Translated by Joshua Barley
Cover illustration by Konstantinos Markopoulos


ISBN: 978-618-5048-96-9
pages: 256
size: 20.5 x 13.5 cm.


It is the eve of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, and Chrysovalantis—a chronically unsuccessful but enthusiastic employee of the publishing industry—has been put out of work yet again. He begins a vitriolic monologue, taking aim at his many persecutors, from cruel bosses to opportunistic women to embar­rassing, crippling illnesses.

God Is My Witness

  • Tsitas manages to create one of the most interesting characters in Greek literature of recent years.
    — Despina Trivoli

    …Destined to be a classic.
    — Nikos Vatopoulos

    …An unforgettable hero.
    — Dimitris Fyssas

    Through his heroes, Tsitas traces the mentality of an entire generation.
    — Eftychia-Alexandra Loukidou