Perihan Mağden

Ali and Ramazan


Based on a true story, this novel follows Ali and Ramazan, two boys from very different backgrounds who land in the same Istanbul orphanage. They quickly see eye to eye and fall into a loving relationship as children, bringing light to one another and to the other orphans in their dreary adopted home. Ramazan is a charmer, the school master's unfortunate favorite, the clown among the boys, and the only one with access to the world outside the orphanage's walls. He takes naïve, sweet, and quietly intelligent Ali under his wing, and together they blossom in a world all their own. However, at age 18 they are released into the streets of Istanbul to find their own way without the support of the state. Faced with an unaccepting world in which they have no one but each other, Ali and Ramazan each make choices that cannot be reversed, with tragic consequences.

Über die Autorin / über den Autor:

Born in Istanbul, Perihan Magden has written novels, poetry, and a column in Turkey's national daily newspaper, "Radikal." She is the author of three novels currently available in English, "Messenger Boy Murders," "2 Girls," and "Ali and Ramazan," as well as two titles not yet translated, "Escape" and "The Companion." "2 Girls" was made into film by director Kutlug Ataman and premiered at the 2005 London Film Festival. Her novels have been translated into eighteen languages, including German, French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Portuguese, and Dutch. She is an honorary member of British PEN and winner of the Grand Award for Freedom of Speech by the Turkish Publishers Association.

Preis: CHF 13.90
Sprache: Englisch (aus dem Türkischen von Ruth Whitehouse)
Art: Taschenbuch
Erschienen: 2012
Verlag: amazoncrossing
ISBN: 978-1-61109-141-0
Masse: 141 S.