Birds Without Wings

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Publisher Description

Set against the backdrop of the collapsing Ottoman Empire, Birds Without Wings traces the fortunes of one small community in south-west Anatolia - a town in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully for centuries.

When war is declared and the outside world intrudes, the twin scourges of religion and nationalism lead to forced marches and massacres, and the peaceful fabric of life is destroyed. Birds Without Wings is a novel about the personal and political costs of war, and about love: between men and women; between friends; between those who are driven to be enemies; and between Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, and Ibrahim the Goatherd, who has courted her since infancy. Epic in sweep, intoxicating in its sensual detail, it is an enchanting masterpiece.

'A mesmerising patchwork of horror, humour and humanity' Independent

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
30 November
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
640
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
3.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Martysala ,

Magnificent , heart rendering, exquisite and agonising.

I couldn't put this one down. So rich in detail, the characters & scenery all come to life due to the beauty of the writing. A must read

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