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A Watermelon, a Fish and a Bible By Christy Lefteri

A Watermelon, a Fish and a Bible by Christy Lefteri

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Summary

A lyrical, moving and beautiful tale of love lost and found set during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974.

A Watermelon, a Fish and a Bible Summary

A Watermelon, a Fish and a Bible by Christy Lefteri

It is July 1974 and on a bright, sunny morning, the Turkish army has invaded the town of Kyrenia in Cyprus. For many people, this means an end to life as they know it. But for some, it is a chance to begin living again. Everyone has always talked about Koki. They never believed she was her father's daughter and her mother died too soon to quiet their wagging tongues. And when she became pregnant and there was no sign of a husband, her fate was sealed. So she lives outside the town and hides from her neighbours' eyes. But, held captive with the very women who have made her life so lonely, Koki is finally able to tell them the truth. To talk of the Turkish shoe-maker who came to the town and took her heart away with him when he left. And how she has longed for him all these years. Meanwhile, Adem Berker finds himself back in Kyrenia, his former home, now as a member of the invading force. Here he left everything he ever wanted and, by cover of darkness, risking his life, he is searching every house, every cafe, every old pathway, for just a glimpse of the only woman he has ever loved.

A Watermelon, a Fish and a Bible Reviews

'So much more than another romantic beach read, this is a powerful piece of writing' Sunday Telegraph. * Sunday Telegraph *

About Christy Lefteri

Brought up in London, Christy Lefteri is the child of Cypriot refugees who moved to the UK in 1974 during the Turkish invasion. She is a lecturer in creative writing at Brunel University. A Watermelon, a Fish and a Bible is her first novel; The Beekeeper of Aleppo is her second.

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GOR010267761
9781849161305
1849161305
A Watermelon, a Fish and a Bible by Christy Lefteri
Used - Like New
Paperback
Quercus Publishing
2011-03-31
304
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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