Synopses & Reviews
"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.)
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.