Deeply moving and written with great
integrity, tautness, and compassion – a broken circle but underpinning the
remnants is love. A Lear-like acceptance of how the world is
– “poor naked wretches where so e’er you be”.
Ross Clayton in praise of The Winnowing Circle
Roberts richly textured life is reflected in his writing. Whatever part of the world he writes from he does so with a finger on the raw nerve that runs inside us and is linked inexorably to our mortality. -- Heidi Greco Prairie Fire
Kevin Roberts has an astonishing range of perception with a powerful rapport with nature and humanity... He suggests there is no certainty – only the ebb and flow of tides natural and human. His work is both grim and humorous but unsentimental. Bert Almon Canadian Literature
This is a story of great political and moral compass. Roberts has painted a vivid mural of the landscape, people and culture of an Aegean island as the ideological battleground on which his antipodean rationalist hero confronts the inescapable choice between action and passive complicity. A gripping and challenging exploration of issues which remain universally true. Chris Kourakis
This review just in from Pacific Book Review.
The Winnowing Circle by Kevin Roberts is a delightful combination of Elizabethan themes with age-old plot lines that never run dry. The characters (and their own unique qualities) are taken from German and Celtic mythology and legend, ancient Greek literature, and mixed with some pretty cool minor characters that add that special spice to a story that makes the reader want more and more of the dishes the author is serving. ...readers will find this book exciting and suspenseful, as it plays to not only emotions, but also logic, reasoning, faith, and down home values like family, the sanctity of “home,” and hope for a better future for us and those that come after us. Any reader who likes a good story that also blends genres will like this book..... There is no specific one word or one phrase that will describe this book in all of its goodness.
Russell D. James.. Pacific Book Review
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Concise, easy to read, hard to forget.
In Kevin's new Novel, a young Greek woman and her Australian boyfriend
studying in England in 1972 return to her family’s village on a small island in
the Aegean Sea to see her Communist father, who has just been released from
prison in Piraeus.
Set in the uneasy and repressive period of the Greek Colonels’ dictatorship, the novel records the passionate violence of resistance to the ruling Fascists on the Island and the couples’ unavoidable part in the local conflict as death approaches the Island.