Bohemian Love and Life
The Water and the Wine -
Bohemian Love and Life on a Greek Island
|Country & Year||UK 2018||Publisher||Hookline Books, UK|
First of all: this is fiction, a novel, not a documentary.|
"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."