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Petrakis, Harry Mark

Overview
Works: 68 works in 200 publications in 5 languages and 8,003 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Short films  Short stories  Western television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3566.E78, 813.54
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A dream of kings by Harry Mark Petrakis( Book )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Dream of Kings" tells the tale of Leonidas Matsoukas, a half-charlatan and half-concerned adviser, who is by turns a compulsive gambler and adulterer. But Matsoukas's dreams are fixed on an ailing son, for whose cure everything must be sacrificed. A journey to the sacred land of Greece will restore the health of the child and, perhaps too, the dignity of the father
The founder's touch: the life of Paul Galvin of Motorola by Harry Mark Petrakis( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1991 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hour of the bell : a novel of the 1821 Greek War of Independence against the Turks by Harry Mark Petrakis( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Days of vengeance by Harry Mark Petrakis( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man from Crete pursues his brother's murderer across America, and the vendetta has a surprise ending
In the land of morning; a novel by Harry Mark Petrakis( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The waves of night, and other stories by Harry Mark Petrakis( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pericles on 31st Street by Harry Mark Petrakis( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in English and Polish and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen short stories, mainly about the inhabitants of the Greek colony on New York's West Side
Stephen Crane's The blue hotel by Stephen Crane( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nebraska in the 1880's is bleak, lonely, and far from what the Wild West is purported to be. But for a naive Swedish immigrant, the frontier parlor of the blue hotel represent the quintessential western fantasy. No one can convince the Swede that his dime-store notions about the West are foolish. He sees murderous intentions all around him and in his terror he turns everybody against him; the story inevitably ends in tragedy. However, who is responsible? The negative Swede? Or the cliquish hotel guests?
Ghost of the sun : a novel by Harry Mark Petrakis( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected stories of Harry Mark Petrakis by Harry Mark Petrakis( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twilight of the ice by Harry Mark Petrakis( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newest novel from acclaimed storyteller Harry Mark Petrakis, Twilight of the Ice is a dramatic tale of revelation and redemption set against the backdrop of the 1950s Chicago rail yards. In a classic yarn expertly balancing the realistic with the mythic, Petrakis chronicles the life of Mike Zervakis, a Greek immigrant and the last in the line of the strong, skilled railroad car icemen, in a profession becoming obsolete with the advent of modern refrigeration. After fleeing from the despotic Turkish occupation of his homeland of Crete, and then escaping from boyhood servitude in his uncle s shabby Chicago lunchroom, Mike at last finds his calling in the craft of the ice at the Team Track, the desolate ice depot in the heart of industrial Chicago. Here, under the oppressive rule of brutal foreman Earl, and bolstered by the camaraderie of alcoholic former schoolteacher Rafer Martin, Mike carves out his fate. Mike s icing world is populated by a rough crew of old-timers and rookies, including the stoic Polish icemen Budny and Orchowski, the buoyant and reckless Noodles, the brooding war veteran Stamps, and Mike s young helper and surrogate son, Mendoza. This harsh world is also home to Mike s beloved, the prostitute Reba; Rafer s temptation incarnate, the fragile Leota; and the old iceman-turned-preacher, Israel, a man plagued with apocalyptic visions of a second ice age in which mankind s salvation would depend upon the chosen icemen. Beset by age and a failing body, Mike yearns to find his heir, someone to whom he can pass his skill and his devotion to the craft. After finding only cold indifference among the young summer workers, he finally is introduced to the powerful young giant, S.K., a born iceman. But when S.K. carelessly causes the death of an icing veteran, old hatreds surface and Mike s dream of a successor seems doomed. All that remains for the master iceman is a final savage struggle against his exacting taskmaster, Earl, and an even more relentless foe, the twilight of his own life
A Petrakis reader by Harry Mark Petrakis( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick the Greek by Harry Mark Petrakis( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventure/thriller
The odyssey of Kostas Volakis by Harry Mark Petrakis( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The orchards of Ithaca by Harry Mark Petrakis( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Friend and host to the pantheon of Chicago political and sports celebrities, from Ditka to Daley, Jordan to Kup, Orestes is a respected member of his Halsted Street neighborhood. Unbeknownst to his peers, he privately wars with the consequences of a near-fatal childhood illness and the insecurities foisted upon him by his late, brutal father. Orestes finds security and comfort in his twenty-three-year marriage to the loving Dessie, without knowing that she harbors stark secrets of her own. Oblivious to these unvoiced burdens of their parents are the Panos children: a son forced into a hasty wedlock when he impregnated a mafioso?s daughter, and a teenaged daughter who seeks salvation in designer fashions. Orestes must also endure the barbs of his shrewish mother-in-law, an avid Tom Selleck admirer who openly scorns her son-in-law for lacking the machismo of her screen idol"--Publisher description
Legends of glory and other stories by Harry Mark Petrakis( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shepherds of shadows by Harry Mark Petrakis( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thirty-one years after Harry Mark Petrakis wrote the historical novel The Hour of the Bell - set in the first year of Greece's war of independence from the Turkish Empire - he now carries the narrative forward in his newest work, The Shepherds of Shadows. With this sequel, Petrakis captures the fury and ferocity of revolution in the country that formed the bedrock of Western culture." "Featuring many of the characters who appeared in the earlier book, The Shepherds of Shadows depicts the horrors of war in battle scenes that echo the visceral starkness of conflict found in Homer's Iliad. The novel also includes a vivid portrayal of Lord Byron, who, through his poetry, supported the cause of Greece's fight for independence, inspiring the world to provide aid and volunteers for the struggle. Byron himself traveled to Greece to join the war for liberation." "Woven through the tapestry of war are stories of the love of a young guerilla fighter for a Greek girl and her child, born of a brutal rape, as well as the love of the scribe, Xanthos, for a village woman widowed by the war. There are lyrical descriptions of a village wedding and of the rituals of a village funeral. And always there is the mystical, overpowering presence of the Greek landscape and its majestic past blending reality and myth."--Jacket
Chapter seven from the hour of the bell : a novel concerning the Greek War of Independence by Harry Mark Petrakis( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavafy's stone and other village tales by Harry Mark Petrakis( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These linked stories, in which the inhabitants of the village of Fanaron in central Greece spin their tangles tales of love, hate, vengeance, and despair, create a microcosm of the world
A dream of kings( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Chicago's Greek-American community, A dream of kings focuses on Matsoukos who is determined to take his sick son with him to Greece. First he needs to raise the money for the trip and that challenge may well cost him his well-earned reputation in his community
 
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Twilight of the ice
Alternative Names
Harry Mark Petrakis Amerikaans schrijver

Harry Mark Petrakis amerikansk författare

Harry Mark Petrakis amerikansk skribent

Harry Mark Petrakis écrivain américain

Harry Mark Petrakis US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

הארי מארק פטראקיס

ペトラキス, ハリー・マーク

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Days of vengeanceIn the land of morning; a novelThe collected stories of Harry Mark PetrakisTwilight of the iceThe odyssey of Kostas VolakisThe orchards of IthacaLegends of glory and other storiesThe shepherds of shadowsCavafy's stone and other village tales