Book Release for Remember Us by Jason C. Mavrovitis

Title: Remember Us
Author: Jason C. Mavrovitis
Publisher: Golden Fleece Publishing
Date of Publication: Available on 15 January 2008
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-6151-6357-4
Price: $21.95
Description: 6x9 Softcover, 428 pages
Availability: Available on 15 January 2008 at,, or directly from the publisher Golden Fleece Publishing. Send check or money order (sorry no CODs)  for $21.95 plus $5.95 for shipping and handling. Tel: 707-996-9554 Email:

Remember Us begins the late nineteenth century Balkans - a time of exploding nationalism. The Ottoman Empire is in its death throes, and in Macedonia, Greek and Bulgarian irregulars pursue guerrilla warfare and ethnic cleansing to achieve their territorial ambitions. The Balkan and First World Wars loom
in the future. Eleni, born in Sozopolis, a small Greek city on the coast of the Black Sea, clutches her baby girl and sees her husband killed in a pogrom instigated by Bulgarian nationalists. In the mountains of Macedonia, Dimitraki, a boy whose life will intersect Eleni and her daughter's, fails in his attempt to assassinate a reviled Turkish governor. He eludes the hangman, but suffers the bastinado. Independently, they escape the Balkans' caldron of chaos, and cross the Atlantic to forge new lives, leaving homes and loved ones behind. But in America, separately and together, they face new trials, and must rely on their culture, heritage, and enduring family ties to overcome poverty, scandal, and tragedy.

"Remember Us is...a remarkable novel that opens up remarkable worlds."
Kitty Burns Florey, author of Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog, Solos, and Souvenir of Cold Springs

" ... very touching and always deeply humane and generous in its vision of the human condition."
Peter Pappas, Editor,

"...a very balanced account...there are...few personal accounts of this time period in the Balkans...I look forward to teaching it." Theodora Dragostinova, Ph.D., The Ohio State University

About the Author

Remember Us is Jason Mavrovitis' first novel. His short story, 0 Patriotis, appeared in the May jJune 2006 issue of Greece in Print: a Journal of Greek Literature and Culture. He is currently writing a second novel, which is set in the 11th century Balkans. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mavrovitis is a graduate of Columbia University, and pursued graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He held executive positions with Stanford University, American Savings, and the University of California, San Francisco. He and his wife, Bette, live in the wine country north of San Francisco.

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