Love in the Days of Rebellion

Love in the Days of Rebellion - The Ottoman Quartet

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Synopsis

The second instalment in the Ottoman Quartet-the masterful saga of Turkish history by Ahmet Altan-follows the vast and vivid cast of characters introduced in the first volume of the series, Like A Sword Wound. By weaving together tortured love affairs, political intrigue, power struggles, and social upheavals, the novel offers a powerful and vivid tableau of the crisis of the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century.

The second instalment opens with the attempted suicide of Hikmet Bey, the son of the sultan's personal physician. The reason for his extreme gesture is, to forget the extremely beautiful and proud Mehpare Hanim, his wife and the cause of all his suffering. While Hikmet recovers in a hospital in Thessaloniki, slowly regaining his strength and will to live, radical changes are afoot in the Ottoman capital. The power of the sultan is eroding, a rebellion is brewing, and violence erupts on the streets of Istanbul. It is the eve of one of the key events that will lead to the collapse of the Empire: the countercoup of 1909.

With striking clarity and imaginative power, Altan evokes the traumas and upheavals of Ottoman history, showing how-over a hundred years later-the events and wounds of that time still resonate in the tensions and contradictions of today's Turkey.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781787702479
Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd.
Imprint: Europa Editions
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 894.3534
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 496
Weight: -1g
Height: 210mm
Width: 135mm