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Birds Without Wings

Authors: de Bernieres, Louis
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC027050, FIC014000, FIC027230
ISBN: 9780307424990, Related ISBNs: 0307424995, 0375434348, 0676976948, 0676976956, 0739315471
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 576,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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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