Author(s): Ahmet Altan

Fiction - Contemporary

A man retires to a sun-baked Turkish town for a quiet life. What he finds is a world of suspicion, paranoia and violence. In a community of shady local officials, corrupt businessmen and a crooked police force, our narrator's life spins into chaos and criminality. The town makes a murderer of him. The question is, who did he kill?


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Ahmet Altan is one of Turkey's most significant authors and journalists. His first novel, Four Seasons of Autumn, published when he was 27, won the Grand Award of the Akademi Publishing House. His second, Trace on the Water, was banned for obscenity. Dangerous Tales, 1996, became a bestseller and sold more than 200,000 copies. His novels have been translated into many languages. Alexander Dawe was born in New York and now lives and works in Istanbul. He received a PEN translation fund to translate the collected short stories of Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar. He worked with Maureen Freely on a new translation of Tanpinar's novel The Time Regulation Institute (published by Penguin in the US).

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  • : 9781782112617
  • : Canongate Books Limited
  • : Canongate Books Ltd
  • : 0.256
  • : April 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ahmet Altan
  • : Paperback
  • : Main
  • : en
  • : 894.3534
  • : 384