Tamar Hodes:The Water and the Wine. This new novel "all about Leonard Cohen and Marianne on Hydra" will be published on May 1st. It will be a paperback and an ebook.
It is the 1960s and a group of young writers and artists gather on the Greek island of Hydra. Leonard Cohen is at the start of his career and in love with Marianne, who is also muse to her ex-husband, Axel. Australian authors George Johnston and Charmian Clift drink, write and fight. It is a hedonistic time of love, sex and new ideas. As the island hums with excitement, Jack and Frieda join the community, hoping to mend their broken marriage. However, Greece is overtaken by a military junta and the artistic idyll is threatened.
In this fictionalised account of the time, Tamar Hodes explores the destructive side of creativity and the price that we pay for our dreams.
Thanks to the author for the informationBiography (from Amazon)
Tamar Hodes was born in Israel in 1961 and has lived in the UK since 1967. After growing up in north London, she read English and Education at Homerton College, Cambridge. For the past thirty-two years she has taught English in schools, universities and prisons.
Her novel Raffy’s Shapes was published by Accent Press in 2006 and chosen as the book of the month by Waterstones in October of that year. She has had ten stories broadcast on Radio 4 and others published in anthologies including Salt’s The Best British Short Stories 2015, The Pigeonhole, Your One Phone Call, the Ofi Press, MRI Online and Fictive Dreams.
In 2016 her novel The Mauves was shortlisted for the Wells Literature Festival children’s writing prize and her story The Boating Pond longlisted for the Frome prize.
Tamar is married with two grown-up children.