RaveThe RumpusIn what one may expect to be a politically minded collection with professional protestors making large philosophical pronouncements, Ikonomou’s surprises are delightful. Each story is replete with hunger, lightheaded optimism, and the calculus of poverty ... These haunting narratives and their conversational titles have the poignancy to sink into a reader’s memory and life. Like Jose Saramago, Ikonoumou wields a catholic willingness for allegory. The collection may feel foreign perhaps, in location, and in its subject of the working-class, but not in content.