The arrival of a young Greek Jew female teacher at a mountain village in Crete in the year 2000 and the Easter folk custom of burning Judas trigger an exploration of contemporary remote societies in the island and the unfolding of an old Cretan tradition which makes Biblical Judas the inheritor of mythical Oedipus’ fate. In a setting full of conflicts and contradictions, the young woman searches for the roots of her troubled family history while the myths of Judas and Oedipus serve as a means to explore the inflexible structures of remote mountain societies.
Δ. Αναγνωστοπούλου, “Γυναικείες και αντρικές ταυτότητες σε μυθιστορήματα της Ρέας Γαλανάκη” (“Female and Male Identities in Rea Galanaki’s Novels”), 4th European Congress of Modern Greek Studies Granada, 9-12 September 2010, Identities in the Greek World (from 1204 to the present day).
Γ. Γκότση, “Εβραίοι και ελληνική λογοτεχνία” (“Jews and Greek Literature”), The Books’ Journal, τχ. 2, Δεκέμβριος 2010.