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  • Published: 5 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141981277
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

Madonna In A Fur Coat




The bestselling Turkish classic that continues to mesmerize readers worldwide.

The bestselling Turkish classic of love and longing in a changing world, available in English for the first time.
'It is, perhaps, easier to dismiss a man whose face gives no indication of an inner life. And what a pity that is: a dash of curiosity is all it takes to stumble upon treasures we never expected.'
A shy young man leaves his home in rural Turkey to learn a trade in 1920s Berlin. The city's crowded streets, thriving arts scene, passionate politics and seedy cabarets provide the backdrop for a chance meeting with a woman, which will haunt him for the rest of his life. Emotionally powerful, intensely atmospheric and touchingly profound, Madonna in a Fur Coat is an unforgettable novel about new beginnings and the unfathomable nature of the human soul.
'Passionate but clear . . . Ali's success [is in ] his ability to describe the emergence of a feeling, seemingly straightforward from the outside but swinging back and forth between opposite extremes at its core, revealing the tensions that accompanies such rise and fall.' Atilla Özkirimli, writer and literary historian
%%%'A heart-breaker . . . it has the kind of indefinably powerful impact of The Great Gatsby' Observer

'The surprise bestseller ... read, loved and wept over by men and women of all ages' Guardian
'A tale of young love and disenchantment, of missed opportunities and passion's elusive, flickering flame' Financial Times

Her dark eyes were lost in thought, absently staring into the distance, drawing on a last wisp of hope as she searched for something that she was almost certain she would never find.
'The magical novel about a Turkish man who falls in love with an artist in 1920s Berlin ... recreates a vanished era and dramatises a doomed relationship with verve, depth and poignancy. The result is a miniature masterpiece' The National
'Moving and memorable, full of yearning and melancholy' The Times
'A tale of young love and disenchantment, of missed opportunities and passion's elusive, flickering flame' Financial Times
'A gorgeously melancholic romance' Irish Times

  • Pub date: 5 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141981277
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

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