The following story is a work of fiction.
It is inspired by real events and based on reports from various reputable sources, including national newspapers and UNHCR.
None of the characters are real persons
and any resemblance to persons alive or dead are purely coincidental.
Where place names are given, these are real,
however, descriptions of activities which take place there and the people involved are fictitious.
I would like to say a special thank you to my editor Carlos Hazday, who devoted his time to improving this book, and without whom this second edition would not have seen the light of day.
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Refugee: a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
“Syria has become the great tragedy of this century – a disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history.”
Antonio Guterres – Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Chapter Four – Edmund
Chapter Five – Still Waters
Chapter Six – Out of the Frying Pan
Chapter Seven – Into the Fire
Chapter Eight – Christian Aid
Chapter Nine – A Sad Beginning.
Chapter Ten – Antalya
Chapter Eleven – Hope
Chapter Twelve – Kos
Chapter Thirteen – Plans
Chapter Fourteen – Escape
Chapter Fifteen – A New Dawn
Chapter Sixteen – The Road to Gennadi
Chapter Seventeen – Going Nowhere
Chapter Eighteen – Lost
Chapter Nineteen – Piraeus
Chapter Twenty – Out of Control
Chapter Twenty-One – Selling Yourself
Chapter Twenty-Two – Twinkle Twinkle
Chapter Twenty-Three – No Comets Seen
Chapter Twenty-Four – Obscure Coincidences
Chapter Twenty-Five – Maybe, Truly, Certain
Chapter Twenty-Six – Time’s Glory
Chapter Twenty-Seven – Police, Psychology, and Welfare
Chapter Twenty-Eight – A Greek Tragedy
Chapter Twenty-Nine – We are the Bearers of Light
Chapter Thirty – Voices Off
Chapter Thirty-One – Goodbyes