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The Resource Reckless, Hasan Ali Toptaș ; translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely and John Angliss

Reckless, Hasan Ali Toptaș ; translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely and John Angliss

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Reckless
Title
Reckless
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Hasan Ali Toptaș ; translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely and John Angliss
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eng
Summary
Thirty years after completing his military service Ziya flees the spiralling turmoil of one of Turkey's great sprawling cities to seek a serene existence in a village of which he has long heard dreamlike tales. Having endured two years of gruelling military life, taking brutal orders from a man hiding behind his rank, and then losing his wife and child in a terrorist attack, Ziya has never quite been able to return to the life he once had until one day he breaks free. Arriving in the village, Ziya is greeted by his old friend from the army, Kenan, who has built and furnished a vineyard house for him. There he is welcomed by Kenan's family, but the village does not provide the total isolation Ziya yearns for and he is forced back through the tangled web of his memory to the time he and Kenan spent defending the treacherous Syrian/Turkish border in search of the reason why Kenan feels so extravagantly in his debt. Hasan Ali Toptas masterfully blurs the boundaries between dream and reality, truth and memory, past and present, to create a gripping and surprising tale that introduces a major writer to English-language readers for the first time
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Awards note
Winner European PEN award.
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10439667
Cataloging source
SALS
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Toptas, Hasan Ali
Dewey number
894.3533
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Turkish
Literary form
fiction
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1952-
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  • Freely, Maureen
  • Angliss, John,
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True
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  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • Memory
Target audience
adult
Label
Reckless, Hasan Ali Toptaș ; translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely and John Angliss
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Copyright
Note
Originally published in 2013 in Turkey as Heba by Iletisim Yayinlari, Istanbul
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000054715234
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781408850862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)889164590
Label
Reckless, Hasan Ali Toptaș ; translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely and John Angliss
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in 2013 in Turkey as Heba by Iletisim Yayinlari, Istanbul
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054715234
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781408850862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)889164590

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