Dark Journey is the disturbing, fast-paced story of a young Turkish woman's descent towards moral annihilation in the early twentieth century one part Maupassant, one part One Thousand and One Nights. In the early Turkish republic, the options for an impoverished widow with a child are few, and the choices made by Kamelya lead to her estrangement from her son Murat. But blood ties, secrecy and fate bring them back together for a denouement that smoulders, like a Greek myth, with pent-up love and its explosive corollary, deep-seated hate. More than thirty years after the death of Irfan Orga, author of the cult memoir Portrait of a Turkish Family, his son opened an old attach? case and rediscovered a coffee-stained typescript tied up with string. This is Dark Journey. It springs from a sombre understanding of the ambivalence of human nature, a metaphor, perhaps, for the exiled Orga's Turkish republican homeland.
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|Size: ||950 KB|
|Publisher: ||Eland Publishing|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781780600697 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|