The Bastard of Istanbul
book | Fiction | 2007
Turkish Title: Baba ve Pic
As an Armenian American living in San Francisco, Armanoush feels like part of her identity is missing and that she must make a journey back to the past, to Turkey, in order to start living her life. Asya is a nineteen-year-old woman living in an extended all-female household in Istanbul who loves Johnny Cash and the French existentialists.
The Bastard of Istanbul tells the story of their two families-and a secret connection linking them to a violent event in the history of their homeland. Filled with humor and understanding, this exuberant, dramatic novel is about memory and forgetting, about the need to examine the past and the desire to erase it, and about Turkey itself.
Daisy Meyrick manages the translation rights for The Bastard of Istanbul
The audio rights are handled by Alice Lutyens.
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