Birds Without Wings

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In his first novel since Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernières creates a world, populates it with characters as real as our best friends, and launches it into the maelstrom of twentieth-century history. The setting is a small village in southwestern Anatolia in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire. Everyone there speaks Turkish, though they write it in Greek letters. It’s a place that has room for a professional blasphemer; where a brokenhearted aga finds solace in the arms of a Circassian courtesan who isn’t Circassian at all; where a beautiful Christian girl named Philothei is engaged to a Muslim boy named Ibrahim. But all of this will change when Turkey enters the modern world. Epic in sweep, intoxicating in its sensual detail, Birds Without Wings is an enchantment.
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Publisher
Vintage
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Published on
Dec 18, 2007
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Pages
576
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ISBN
9780307424990
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial
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This content is DRM protected.
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