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Author: Ciler IlhanCondition: NewFormat: PaperbackPages: 130Publisher: Istros BooksYear: 2015ISBN: 9781908236258
Exile is a collection of short stories with the tast of a novel. The over-riding theme is the sense of melancholy of those who have been alienated from their homeland, from their families or from society. By offering the reader short, vivid glimpses into other worlds; be they of real or fictional characters, Ilhan builds a patchwork of stories which highlight the lives of the dispossessed. As a woman writing in modern day Turkey, she is not afraid to take on the themes of honour killings or the American occupation of Iraq. All stories are open to her empathy and understanding.