Book Box 2: Olga Tokarczuk + Suat Dervis
The February Book Box 2 contains The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk and In the Shadow of the Yali by Suat Dervis!
Description Of The Books of Jacob
The Nobel Prize–winner’s richest, most sweeping and ambitious novel yet follows the comet-like rise and fall of a mysterious, messianic religious leader as he blazes his way across eighteenth-century Europe.
Description Of In the Shadow of the Yali
Set in a changing Istanbul, this rediscovered 1940s classic from a pioneering Turkish author tells the story of a forbidden love and its consequences.
- More about the Books!
Olga Tokarczuk's The Books of Jacob
Each February Book Box will include 2018 Nobel Prize winner, Olga Tokarczuk's The Books of Jacob! We first showcased Olga Tokarczuk in 2017 with her House of Day, House of Night and she is back in our Book Box with a much-awaited new release. The Books of Jacob was first published in 2014 in Polish and we have been WAITING for it to be translated and released in English. And it's finally here with a U.S. release date of February 2022! A rich, sweeping novel, that is said to be her most ambitious work, The Books of Jacob is set in the mid 18th century, and follows the life of Jacob Frank, a young Jewish man who arrives in a village in Poland.
Suat Dervis' In the Shadow of the Yali
Suat Dervis is one of the leading female authors of Turkish literature. This wonderful novel, set in a changing Istanbul of the1940's, tells the story of forbidden love and of its consequences. The English translation was published in the U.S. last September by Other Press.
Here's an excerpt "She loved looking at the opposite shore, and the blue waters of the Bosphorus, only rarely becalmed, almost always racing in one direction or the other.
She loved standing at the door of the black kitchen watching the cook among his great vats and strange copper tools
He would talk to himself, this cook, and scold the ghosts of his old apprentices."
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