The Well of Trapped Words: Selected Stories

Comma Press
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The characters in Sema Kaygusuz’s stories often burn with a conviction only they possess: an old man wakes from a dream one morning with a vision of where water can be found after years of drought; a grandmother claims she regularly entertains a snake in her yard, who tells her stories in a language only she understands; a woman responds to the death of her auntie by insisting she hasn’t really died… Elsewhere, it is a darker secret these characters’ carry, one that can only be revealed through a process of profound metamorphosis – either literally, like the reclusive old man who begins to acquire injuries he claims he’s always had, or in terms of their revealed histories, as their past is peeled away, layer after layer. Blending mysticism and modernity, Kaygusuz’s stories demonstrate why she is regarded as one of the most promising writers in Turkey today.
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About the author

Sema Kaygusuz is one of Turkey's leading contemporary female writers. Her debut novel, Yere Düsen Dualar (Wine and Gold) won international recognition upon publication in 2006. In 2007, she wrote the screenplay for Yesim Ustaoglu's film Pandora'nin Kutusu (Pandora's Box), which won the Golden Shell at the 2008 International Film Festival in San Sebastian. She is a recipient of both the Cevdet-Kudret-Literature Award and the France-Turquie Literary Award. Maureen Freely is an American journalist, novelist, professor, and translator. She grew up in Turkey and now lives in England, where she lectures at the University of Warwick and contributes to the Guardian and the Independent newspapers. She is the author of The Life of the Party and The Other Rebecca, and is best known as the Turkish-English translator of Orhan Pamuk's recent novels.
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Publisher
Comma Press
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Published on
Jun 12, 2015
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Pages
151
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
Literary Collections / General
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