The Endless Country: A Personal Journey Through Turkey’s First Hundred Years – Sami Kent

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Hardback

‘Captivating. Kent effortlessly weaves travels that are close to his heart into a bigger story of Turkey’s past and present’ – Mishal Husain

‘A rich, spellbinding book: dense with people, stories, history, colour, lived experience . . . The book is alive on every page’ – Neel Mukherjee, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of The Lives of Others

The Endless Country takes a journey through Turkey’s past – the nation the author’s father left decades ago and he returns to as a young man. It is not about Erdogan or Atatürk, the two towering Presidents who have book-ended that history, and at times have appeared impossible to escape.

Instead Sami Kent’s book goes deep beyond them, revealing a history as rich, layered and absurd as his family’s favourite dessert, künefe: a shredded wheat pastry with a core of melted cheese, a topping of pistachios, and a drowning of syrup. From tiny weightlifters to the world’s biggest prison, from a failed socialist commune to a wildly successful orchid ice cream, the book is a tribute to the sheer bewildering diversity of Turkey’s past: its people, their ideas and their struggles.

‘This is surely how history should be told – human, fun, alive’ – Telegraph

 

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Weight 0.546 kg
Dimensions 24.5 × 16.3 × 3.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

336

Language

English

Dewey

956.102 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K