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"At the start of Freely's complex, often riveting novel set in contemporary and Cold War Turkey, a journalist known only as 'Miss M' returns to Istanbul in 2005 after a long absence at the request of Jeannie Wakefield, whose father, William, was an American spy. Jeannie hopes that Miss M will write an article to help her husband, once Miss M's lover, who's been detained in the United States and sent to Guantnamo. A few months later, Jeannie disappears, leaving behind a long letter detailing events from the 1960s. The main narrative threads — extracts from Jeannie's letter; Miss M's memories of Istanbul from that same period and her present-day account of investigating Jeannie's long-ago indoctrination into a Communist cell, which was at one point charged with the infamous but possibly apocryphal Trunk Murder — interweave toward a quietly stunning conclusion. Both mystery/thriller and mainstream literary readers will be well rewarded. Freely is the English translator of Nobel Prize — winner Orhan Pamuk's novel, Snow." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Maureen Freely is best known as the English translator of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk, but visitors to Istanbul may well recognize her as the daughter of John Freely, an American academic who has lived in Istanbul since the early 1960s and has written many useful guides to the city and its Ottoman past.

That biographical detail is significant because "Enlightenment" is... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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The celebrated translator of Orhan Pamuk's Nobel Prize-winning "Snow" offers an arresting vision of contemporary Turkey, in a story of first love, betrayal, and one American girl trapped in the fray.

About the Author

Maureen Freely is the principal translator of the Nobel Prize-winning Turkish novelist, Orhan Pamuk,.Born in the U.S., she now lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590200742
Author:
Freely, Maureen
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.11x6.46x1.30 in. 1.42 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 384 pages Overlook Press - English 9781590200742 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At the start of Freely's complex, often riveting novel set in contemporary and Cold War Turkey, a journalist known only as 'Miss M' returns to Istanbul in 2005 after a long absence at the request of Jeannie Wakefield, whose father, William, was an American spy. Jeannie hopes that Miss M will write an article to help her husband, once Miss M's lover, who's been detained in the United States and sent to Guantnamo. A few months later, Jeannie disappears, leaving behind a long letter detailing events from the 1960s. The main narrative threads — extracts from Jeannie's letter; Miss M's memories of Istanbul from that same period and her present-day account of investigating Jeannie's long-ago indoctrination into a Communist cell, which was at one point charged with the infamous but possibly apocryphal Trunk Murder — interweave toward a quietly stunning conclusion. Both mystery/thriller and mainstream literary readers will be well rewarded. Freely is the English translator of Nobel Prize — winner Orhan Pamuk's novel, Snow." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The celebrated translator of Orhan Pamuk's Nobel Prize-winning "Snow" offers an arresting vision of contemporary Turkey, in a story of first love, betrayal, and one American girl trapped in the fray.
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