Set before the start of the First World War, this moving fable sees
a young English writer set out to Crete to claim a small
inheritance. But when he arrives, he meets Alexis Zorba, a
middle-aged Greek man with a zest for life. Zorba has had a family
and many lovers, has fought in the Balkan wars, has lived and loved
– he is a simple but deep man who lives every moment fully and
without shame. As their friendship develops, the Englishman is
gradually won over, transformed and inspired along with the reader.