Smyrna in Flames the Book

Smyrna in Flames the Book

"Smyrna in Flames", by the internationally acclaimed Mexican writer and poet Homero Aridjis lays bare the unimaginable events and horrors that took place for nine days between September 13 and 22—known as the Smyrna Catastrophe.

This historical novel, translated in English for the first time, is inspired by the written recollections and the #memories that haunted the author’s father, Nicias Aridjis —a captain in the Greek army who returned from the fields of battle to Smyrna in 1922, just as Turkish forces captured this cosmopolitan port city.

“2022 will mark the centenary of the burning of Smyrna. Of those who have written about the catastrophe, Homero Aridjis has added the latest testament, faithful both to history and to the memory of his father.”—Jeffrey Eugenides

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