Počet strán: 338 Väzba: mäkká, brožovaná EAN: 9780747595304 Pôvodný názov: Gardens of water ISBN: 0747595305 Dátum vydania: 1. januára 2008 Rok vydania originálu: 2008 Vydavateľstvo:Bloomsbury Publishing Rozmery: 2,7 cm x 15,4 cm x 23,5 cm
In 1999, in a town on the outskirts of Istanbul, Sinan Batioethlu is caught up in every-day struggles. Despite the hardships he confronts as a minority Kurd he must present a model of proud manhood for his nine-year-old son Ysmail. Meanwhile his teenage daughter Yrem is growing more resentful every day of her role helping her mother run the house, Sinan's ban on Western television, and covering her glorious hair beneath a headscarf. But the delicate stability of this family is about to be upended in the wake of a devastating earthquake that will strip Sinan of his home and livelihood, and with them his certainty in himself as a father, husband, and man of Islamic faith. Reliant upon Christian missionaries running the camp they now call home and morally indebted to an American who has endured tragedy yet whom Sinan distrusts (and whose son exerts a frightening pull on Yrem), Sinan becomes entangled in a series of increasingly dangerous decisions. Pushed towards a final betrayal, Sinan may yet find that everything he holds dear is destroyed, like the streets of Istanbul which lie in rubble beneath his feet.