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Overview

The award-winning More, by one of Turkey’s leading underground writers, is the world’s first novel about the refugee crisis.

“The illegals climbed into the truck, and, after a journey of two hundred miles, they boarded ships and were lost in the night.”

Gaza lives on the shores of the Aegean Sea. At the age of nine he becomes a human trafficker, like his father. Together with his father and local boat owners Gaza helps smuggle desperate “illegals,” by giving them shelter, food, and water before they attempt the crossing to Greece. One night everything changes and Gaza is suddenly faced with the challenge of how he himself is going to survive. This is a heartbreaking work that examines the lives of refugees struggling to flee their homeland and the human traffickers who help them reach Europe—for a price.

In this timely and important book, one of the first novels to document the refugee crisis in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, we see firsthand how the realities of war, violence, and migration affect the daily lives of the people who live there. This is a powerful exploration of the unfolding crisis by one of Turkey’s most exciting and critically acclaimed young writers who writes unflinchingly about social issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628727074
Publisher: Arcade
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Hakan Günday was born in 1976 on the island of Rhodes in Greece and currently lives in Istanbul. He is the bestselling author of eight novels, which have been published in nineteen territories. His first novel, Kinyas Kayra, was published in 2000, and is considered the first underground novel in Turkey. His novel More received Le Prix Medicis Etranger 2015 and the award for Best Turkish Novel of 2011. His novel Ziyan was a finalist for the Prize Lorientales 2015 in France and was awarded the France-Turkey 2014 Author Award. He lives in Istanbul.

Zeynep Beler is a translator of Turkish-language literature. She has translated many Turkish novels into English, including works by Mario Levi and Karin Karakasli. She lives in Istanbul.

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