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Irini Spanidou

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52 Prince St., New York, NY 10012 40.72347 -73.996029
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Spanidou’s latest novel, Before, her first in seven years, revisits the ungentrified Soho of the seventies, but it's no fairy tale: It chronicles the meandering existence of a young woman adrift in a world of brutality and cynical figures. (Shopping in today's Soho, we identify with her.) The author's spare style pierces right into the emotional heart of her characters, creating a stark tableau that’s as riveting as it is bleak, and perhaps even more chilling read aloud.