[How nice is your dress, my dear Yorgos]
Your dress is beautiful, my dear Yorgos is a true story that begun as a reportage and ended up as a play. It is the true story of a mother –conservative, bourgeois and heavily religious– who lives through the shocking experience of her son’s sex change. She tries to avoid it by simply changing environment, believing that the reasons for her son’s decision lie in the bad company he keeps. Still, one day he leaves for Casablanca where has the operation, and upon his return he decides to go into prostitution. The author follows the events from a balcony –his gallery. He is a neighbour, an eyewitness who records the actions, their biographer. He begins with a reportage for a big newspaper. Then he sees in the two heroes the face of truth. He only hears the mother’s voice, on whom he turns his whole interest. As the story goes on, he realises that the mother is a mere theatrical presence –a part in a play: she acts as Yorgos’s mother keeping with theatre rules. The book also includes the full play in which the mother comes face to face with her two children, who together embody her consciousness.