Sabin’s Violin


by Paschalis Retzepis


The Year 2013 for Sabin and Manolis is a year that will change their lives forever. In Syria, the war that begins and in Rethymno, the school bullying phenomenon, are the reasons for the two teenagers to make their own journey towards change and freedom. Their route will be full of obstacles, but it will not be a lonely one. Their bond begins two centuries ago. But none of them knows it. Sabin and Manolis have embarked on an adventure where the adults move the threads but where their path will come to an end is ultimately determined by them. “Sabin’s violin” narrates an adventure, which starts from the distant Al Hamidiye of Syria and ends up in Thessaloniki and Rethymno that the University of Aegean awarded with an Honorable Mention in 2017. Two countries, two people, one story.


Paschalis Retzepis

Paschalis Rethepis was born in 1987 and grew up in Anatoliko, a small town of 2,500 people, on the outskirts of Thessaloniki. He studied law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and since 2014 has been working as a lawyer. To escape the daily routine of a strict legal environment, he focuses on writing works, and ΄΄Sabin's violin΄΄ is his first published work, but not his first writing endeavor. In 2017, ΄΄Sabin's violin΄΄ was honored by the Aegean University at a competition organized by the Department of Pre-school Education and Educational design, in the category of "Young Adult Literature".

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