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Publication Date: Mar 3, 2020

416 pp

Paperback

List Price US: $17.99

ISBN: 978-1-63542-016-6

Trim Size: 5.28 x 8.00 x 1.07 in.

Ebook

List Price US: $4.99

ISBN: 978-1-63542-017-3

Serenade for Nadia

A Novel

by ZÜLFÜ LIVANELI Translated by Brendan Freely

“[An] affecting novel about love, loss, and personal identity…Livaneli smoothly switches between 2001 and 1938–1942, offering insights into Turkey’s rich cultural, political, ethnic, and religious divides. Livaneli’s worthy portrait of a man coming to terms with his tragic past and a woman coming to terms with her Turkish heritage delivers a forceful plea for openness and tolerance.” —Publishers Weekly

“Heartbreakingly vivid…Livaneli’s passion in exposing Turkey’s and the West’s culpability in real massacres is eloquent…[Serenade for Nadia is] hard to forget.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This wonderfully evocative novel does far more than introduce one of Turkey’s great creative artists to American audiences. It is also a fast-paced and intensely emotional account of modern history that leads us to reflect on the ways that people and nations confront their past.” —Stephen Kinzer, author of Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds

“A great book about a lifelong love.” —Frankfurter Allgemeiner Zeitung

“A symphony that reads like a classic.” —Neue Zurcher Zeitung

“An exciting and informative book that you will not be able to put down.” —Stuttgarter Zeitung

“An immensely thrilling novel.” —The Press

Praise for Bliss:

“I loved this book so much that I sent a fan letter to the publisher, and demanded to be introduced to the author when I went to Istanbul. Bliss is fresh, original, and warm-hearted, the work of a cosmopolitan insider and multi-talented artist.” —Louis de Bernières, author of Corelli’s Mandolin

“With lush scenes of Turkish life and nuanced depictions of the [characters’] inner lives…a convergence of lost, likable souls.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Eye-opening and deeply moving—essential for anyone looking for decency in the world today.” —Kirkus Reviews(starred review)