"Five short stories, linked by an indiscernible
thread, depict the present and the past of ordinary
people of our times originated in the experiences that
have indelibly stamped and determined them, people who
appear to be completely different the one from the other
- often strange to the world, their surroundings or
their time - people who, however, have some things in
common. It is the hidden sensitivity, the wounds that
remain from the sore experiences, the inner pursuit
of hope for a meaningful life. Aspects and circumstances
pathetically identifiable, in spite of the characters'
peculiarity, something that probably makes them unexpectedly
familiar to the reader, who undoubtedly will finally
find something from himself in the stories of this book
- particularly because they are written in lucid, plain
but well-timed word, too".
BEST SELLER magazine - May 1996
"... The substantial acquaintance of Loty Petrovits
with Greek life, strengthened by her insight, makes
her short stories give utterance to daily life in vivid
social style. They depict the present and the past of
the simple, forthright, straightforward people of our
days on the occasion of their lives' incidents, personal
routines, experiences, whatever each one lived intensely
and can guide thoughts, emotions, views and decisions...
The short-story writer has given us one of the most
powerful, the most vivid, the most truthful, the most
well written Modern Greek short narratives. Loty Petrovits
is a perceptive novelist, realistic in view, noble in
expression, deeply lyrical, irreconcilable to verbiage,
harmonized with the fragrance and the taste of the more
profound source of man's greatness that is soul! The
novelist steps into the yard wall of Greek life with
gallantry, comfort, pluck, talent, power and grace.
She observes the wholeness and the fateful details and
invigorates them. The approach to simple people happens
closely, with love, kindness, compassion and it affects.
Every composition of hers is solidly built, full of
many people, full of emotion, nostalgia, but also longing
for life and action. The tale of every short story is
excellently organized, perfectly composed, unique for
each one of the stories. Based on this, she animates
her heroes and it is deeds, action, activity, life that
speak out... Loty Petrovits is full of Letters; she
has the gift, the passion for her place and man, slenderness
of imagination, ease of narration with clear word, plain
but also well-timed, craving of the heart, longing for
a life of real humanity. All those joined their hands
fraternally and livened up what gives life to her short
stories, which signify tendency to the "idea"
with the Platonic meaning of the word that is tendency
towards essence, towards quality."
Ioannis G. Theoharis, PROINOS LOGOS NEWSPAPER, Ioannina