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Black Sky, Black Sea

Black Sky, Black Sea

1977. Poised between the secular values of socialism and the conservatism of a tenuously balanced government, Istanbul is a fractured city haunted by demons of its own making.

Along with thousands of other left-wing activists, Oak’s interest in politics leads him to join the annual May Day rallies. There he encounters Zuhal, a fearless girl with a gun.

As battles rage between nationalists and socialists, Oak witnesses the violent suppression of dissident minorities by his fellow citizens. The bewitching Zuhal begins to shape his ideals, bringing him face to face with disillusionment, and death.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fiction: Special Features / Fiction In Translation

On Sale: 25th October 2012

Price: £7.49

ISBN-13: 9781849166140

Reviews

'Accomplished, fascinating and relevant' Aftenposten.
Aftenposten
'an absorbing and illuminating novel ... There is much to admire in Celasin's debut ... seamlessly translated by Charlotte Barslund' Independent.
Independent