Foreword Reviews

Smyrna in Flames

A Novel

2021 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Historical (Adult Fiction)

This powerful and moving historical novel is inspired by the written recollections and the memories that haunted the author’s father, Nicias Aridjis—a captain in the Greek army, who returned from the fields of battle to Smyrna, 50 miles northwest of his hometown of Tire, in 1922 just as Turkish forces captured this cosmopolitan port city. "Smyrna in Flames" lays bare the unimaginable events and horrors that took place between September 13 and 22 in 1922—known as the Smyrna Catastrophe.