Birds Without Wings

Birds Without Wings In his first novel since Corelli s Mandolin Louis de Berni res creates a world populates it with characters as real as our best friends and launches it into the maelstrom of twentieth century histo

  • Title: Birds Without Wings
  • Author: Louis de Bernières
  • ISBN: 9781400079322
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
  • In his first novel since Corelli s Mandolin, Louis de Berni res creates a world, populates it with characters as real as our best friends, and launches it into the maelstrom of twentieth century history The setting is a small village in southwestern Anatolia in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire Everyone there speaks Turkish, though they write it in Greek letters ItIn his first novel since Corelli s Mandolin, Louis de Berni res creates a world, populates it with characters as real as our best friends, and launches it into the maelstrom of twentieth century history The setting is a small village in southwestern Anatolia in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire Everyone there speaks Turkish, though they write it in Greek letters It s a place that has room for a professional blasphemer where a brokenhearted aga finds solace in the arms of a Circassian courtesan who isn t Circassian at all where a beautiful Christian girl named Philothei is engaged to a Muslim boy named Ibrahim But all of this will change when Turkey enters the modern world Epic in sweep, intoxicating in its sensual detail, Birds Without Wings is an enchantment.

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