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Book Launch for Maria Heckinger’s Beyond the Third Door at Angst Gallery August 22, 2019
August 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us on August 22 for an event to celebrate the publication of Maria Heckinger’s astounding memoir debut, Beyond the Third Door. The author will be present to read from and sign copies of her new book.
Maria Heckinger’s memoir Beyond the Third Door tells an incredible story which straddles the fine line between blind luck and unexplained miracles. On a Greek island in 1952, 15-year-old Hariklea’s life is changed in an instant. Sent by her father to a doctor on the mainland, the girl discovers she is pregnant. Given the social taboos of the time, Hariklea is exiled to the streets of Patras where she gives birth to her child in the most difficult of circumstances. 30 years later, carrying a handful of papers to translate, the orphaned child returns to Greece. Through sheer serendipity, Maria finds her birth mother, a woman with many secrets. What happens after their coincidental reunion makes this a story like no other.