This is the real story of an unconventional man. Italian most popular journalist and author tells us the life of Alexandros Panagoulis (aka Alekos), Greek poet who devoted his life fighting The Regime of the Colonels between the 60′s and 70′s in Greece. The book is a biography written in form of a novel.
From his failed life attempt to Greek dictator Georgios Papadopoulos until Alekos’ non-natural death, this book bewitches the reader for the stubbornness and determination of a man who challenges alone and fights harshly a dictatorship regime, legitimated by the indifference of the international community. Although the book is undoubtedly enriched by the author’s breath-taking writing style and by the details and conversations given by the intense romantic relationship between Oriana Fallaci and Alekos, one cannot but feel a profound sense of admiration and respect for a man who would be described as one of the last 20th century’s heros. Exemplary.