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Kadıköy Book Club > Birds without wings

Hosted by the Consul of the Istanbul Book Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Tue 16 Apr 19:30 - 22:00

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For our April meeting we will read and discuss "Birds without wings" by Louis de Bernières.

Set on the eve of World War I, Birds Without Wings tells the story of Eskibahçe, a charming and vibrant ethnically mixed town in Anatolia, and how it is irrevocably changed by the ravages of nationalism, war, and religious fervor. Before the war, Eskibahçe is filled with a wild assortment of characters, Christian and Muslim, Turkish and Armenian, the mad and the sane, the rich and the poor, living side by side in remarkable harmony. Louis de Bernières creates a world, populates it with characters as real as our best friends, and launches it into the maelstrom of twentieth-century history. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Birds Without Wings is a hugely ambitious novel about the pleasures of peace, the meaning of home, and the foolishness and fratricide of war.

Read this novel and join us for a discussion. We will meet in a cafe in Kadıköy, the venue will be announced a few days before the event. As always please only click on attend if you are actually attending the event, we need to know how many people are coming to be able to make a reservation.