Yani is a local shepherd in Corfu and one of Gerry's best friends. Yani is always ready to share local folklore with Gerry and offer him information to keep him safe. He shows Gerry how to create scorpion anti-venom and cautions him to not sleep under cypress trees, as the trees steal people's brains.
Yani Character Timeline in My Family and Other Animals
The timeline below shows where the character Yani appears in My Family and Other Animals. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 3: The Rose-Beetle Man
Part 1, Chapter 5: A Treasure of Spiders
Part 1, Chapter 6: The Sweet Spring
Part 3, Chapter 18: An Entertainment with Animals
...engine finally arrived at the fire, the brigade looked impressive until the firefighters realized that Yani, who was off duty, had the key to unlock the hose. They finally found him... (full context)