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The few : a novel / Hakan Günday ; translated by Alexander Dawe.

Günday, Hakan, 1976- (author.). Dawe, Alexander (translator.).

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  • 9 of 9 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Castlegar Public Library.

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1 current hold with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Castlegar Public Library FIC GUN (Text) 35146002073963 Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781628727098 (hardcover) :
  • Physical Description: 335 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First English-language edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in Turkey as Az in 2011 by Doğan Kitap.
Summary, etc.:
"'I am here. Where are you?' These desperate words link the two protagonists of Hakan Günday’s raw and fearless novel The Few. Derdâ is an eleven-year-old girl pulled out of boarding school by her mother who, without telling her, plans to sell her as a wife to a conservative tribesman. She goes with her new husband to London, where for five years he abuses and all but imprisons her. Even after escaping, Derdâ soon finds herself preyed upon by Londoners as well as other Turkish immigrants who have formed a criminal underworld. In a parallel story set in Turkey, Derda, an eleven-year-old boy, buries his dead mother in secret to avoid being taken to the state orphanage. Alone, he becomes involved with an illegal book printing operation. He finds himself obsessed with a Turkish novelist, who Derda grows convinced died because he felt misunderstood and unappreciated. Increasingly unstable, Derda targets two contemporary writers, whom he accuses of stealing the writer’s fame. The Few is an unflinching story of the vulnerability of the world’s youth when cultures, politics, and generations collide. In a time when countless refugees and children slip through the cracks, it is a powerful admonishment not to forget those who are helpless victims." -- Provided by publisher.
Original Version Note:
Translation of: Az.
Subject: Authors, Turkish > Fiction.
Betrayal > Fiction.
Human trafficking > Fiction.
Turks > England > London > Fiction.
Youth > Turkey > Social conditions > Fiction.
London (England) > Fiction.
Turkey > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Turkish fiction.

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