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Madonna in a Fur Coat By Sabahattin Ali

Madonna in a Fur Coat
by Sabahattin Ali

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Madonna in a Fur Coat Summary


Madonna in a Fur Coat by Sabahattin Ali

'A heart-breaker . . . it has the kind of indefinably powerful impact of The Great Gatsby' Observer

'The surprise bestseller ... read, loved and wept over by men and women of all ages' Guardian

'A tale of young love and disenchantment, of missed opportunities and passion's elusive, flickering flame' Financial Times

Her dark eyes were lost in thought, absently staring into the distance, drawing on a last wisp of hope as she searched for something that she was almost certain she would never find.

'The magical novel about a Turkish man who falls in love with an artist in 1920s Berlin ... recreates a vanished era and dramatises a doomed relationship with verve, depth and poignancy. The result is a miniature masterpiece' The National

'Moving and memorable, full of yearning and melancholy' The Times

'A tale of young love and disenchantment, of missed opportunities and passion's elusive, flickering flame' Financial Times

'A gorgeously melancholic romance' Irish Times

'The surprise bestseller ... read, loved and wept over by men and women of all ages' Guardian

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Madonna in a Fur Coat Reviews


A heart-breaker . . . it has the kind of indefinably powerful impact of The Great Gatsby -- Salley Vickers * Observer *
'Moving and memorable, full of yearning and melancholy ... reading it is like taking a literary minibreak. -- Fiona Wilson * The Times *
A poignant coming-of-age tale, drenched in disillusionment. The gap between hope and reality, art and ordinary life, has been explored in many other novels, but rarely with the unaffected simplicity of Madonna in a Fur Coat. -- William Armstrong * Times Literary Supplement *
A gorgeously melancholic romance . . . a cautionary tale certain to beguile -- Eileen Battersby * Irish Times *
A tale of young love and disenchantment, of missed opportunities and passion's elusive, flickering flame . . . reminiscent of Turgenev's First Love, with a hero every bit as gauche, and a twist every bit as bitter -- Toby Lichtig * Financial Times *
Recreates a vanished era and dramatises a doomed relationship, and does so with verve, depth and poignancy. A miniature masterpiece. -- Malcolm Forbes * The National *

About Sabahattin Ali


Sabahattin Ali was born in 1907 in the Ottoman town of Egridere (now Ardino in southern Bulgaria) and was killed on the Bulgarian border in 1948 as he attempted to leave Turkey. A teacher, writer, and journalist, he owned and edited a popular weekly newspaper called Marko Pasa and was imprisoned twice for his political views.

Additional information

GOR008273576
Madonna in a Fur Coat by Sabahattin Ali
Sabahattin Ali
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2017-02-02
176
0241293855
9780241293850
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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