In these troubled and uncertain times we need stories of love between people and across cultures. Orestes, from Greece to Australia is one such tale, simply and beautifully told by accomplished writer Ann Tregenza.
Orestes is a strong yet sensitive young Greek man who migrates to Australia in the 1950s. Like the albatross, Orestes travels great distances across water, imbued with strength and determination. Another thing Orestes and the albatross have in common is that they choose a partner for life - but who will Orestes choose?
About the Author
Ann Tregenza is an established Australian poet who is a regular visitor on ABC radio.
Her love affair with Greece commenced in 1961 whilst on a working holiday in Canada where she first became aware of Greek music. Soon after, whilst on a working holiday in London she landed a position as governess to a Greek family in Greece where she embraced the ambience of the local culture. Upon her return to Australia Ann taught Greek dancing and commenced writing her poems. Orestes: From Greece to Australia has been re-released.
Ann Tregenza has won numerous awards for her writing which has been published extensively. Her plays have been read on ABC National radio and her poetry has been published in Meanjin and The Penguin Book of Australian Verse amongst others. She has also appeared in print in The Australian Women’s Weekly. Ann excels in diversity; she is also a physiotherapist, classically trained singer and a teacher of multicultural dancing.
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 1st July 2005
Publisher: Sid Harta Publishers
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0