Monday, December 10, 2007

Lyrical suspense set in Turkey

Meryem, a fifteen-year-old girl, lives in a rural village on the shores of Lake Van in Eastern Turkey. Her simple life changes dramatically after her uncle, a sheikh , rapes her. Her cousin, who has recently returned from war, is assigned the duty of killing her for the shame she has brought on her village. Not knowing her future, she and her cousin leave the village and travel for days to Istanbul. All that she sees opens her eyes but she comes to realize that she may be killed. Read Bliss by Zulfu Livaneli to find out what happens.

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