The Goodtime Girl

The Goodtime Girl

Tess Fragoulis / Jan 23, 2020

The Goodtime Girl In the Great Fire of Smyrna Kivelli lost everything her family her friends her social position and her future Stranded in the Greek city of Piraeus populated by gangsters prostitutes fort

  • Title: The Goodtime Girl
  • Author: Tess Fragoulis
  • ISBN: 9781897151730
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the Great Fire of Smyrna 1922 , Kivelli lost everything her family, her friends, her social position, and her future Stranded in the Greek city of Piraeus, populated by gangsters, prostitutes, fortune tellers, and other refugees, she finds herself living in the broom closet of a brothel Luckily, the sound of her singing voice captures the attention of a local tavernIn the Great Fire of Smyrna 1922 , Kivelli lost everything her family, her friends, her social position, and her future Stranded in the Greek city of Piraeus, populated by gangsters, prostitutes, fortune tellers, and other refugees, she finds herself living in the broom closet of a brothel Luckily, the sound of her singing voice captures the attention of a local taverna owner, who suggests she come with him and perform for his customers Kivelli s time at the bar is short lived, but gives way to a recording career and her slow climb up the economic and social ladder of this foreign city Although life is certainly better for her no longer the object of an auction at a brothel, no longer a singer in a disreputable taverna Kivelli misses the magical world of her youth in the great port city of Smyrna.

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    1. A marvelous read,an interesting exploration of what it's like to be refugees, and an astounding story about women who must write.


    2. This review appeared on Salon .ll the online literary magazine of Linda Leith: lindaleith/posts/view/210Cormorant Books has a reputation for bringing out books of high literary quality. Tess Fragoulis’s latest lives up to this publisher’s standards.The protagonist of The Goodtime Girl is Kivelli Fotiathi, who has enjoyed a life of luxury as a wealthy young beauty, indulged by her widowed father. Her rebellious nature leads her to escape the confining companionship of her Aunt Penelope, enjoy [...]


    3. Review: "The Goodtime Girl" by Tess Fragoulis (2012) Cormorant Books How one struggles to live beyond an unspeakable tragedy can be an interesting journey. If somebody finds themselves the need to run from a life a comfort and start some sort of existence, how does that person do that? Tess Fragoulis documents such a journey in her novel The Goodtime Girl. Page 72-73The room was packed again, all its air sucked out and replaced with smoke and tension. The devils she knew seemed restless and read [...]


    4. To my shame, I started reading Tess Fragoulis's new book, The Goodtime Girl, utterly ignorant of what calls 'The Great Fire of Smyrna or the Catastrophe of Smyrna,' an episode in the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922; see Wikikpedia for more details).On the other hand, I'm utterly ignorant of most everything, so why should I feel especially guilty for not knowing about this particular set of human tragedies?Moving on, however, the deeper I got into the book, which chronicles the life of a young woma [...]


    5. I read this after reading Stories to Hide From Your Mother - which floored me. Though Goodtime Girl is more of a straight-forward novel, the themes and narrative weave a believable struggle that was engaging and beautifully sad. Very real depiction of living with/dealing with traumatic memories.



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