The Last Island: A Novel

Author:   Zulfu Livaneli ,  Ayse A. Sahin
Publisher:   Other Press LLC
ISBN:  

9781635422221


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   21 June 2022
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

Our Price $29.99 Quantity:  
Add to Cart

Share |

The Last Island: A Novel


Add your own review!

Overview

Full Product Details

Author:   Zulfu Livaneli ,  Ayse A. Sahin
Publisher:   Other Press LLC
Imprint:   Other Press LLC
Weight:   0.369kg
ISBN:  

9781635422221


ISBN 10:   1635422221
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   21 June 2022
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

Table of Contents

Reviews

This haunting fable of a President's war against seagulls feels all the more relevant to our times in its absurdity and heartbreak. Livaneli has written a lucid account of a community's shattering alongside natural devastation. A wise and piercing book. -Aysegul Savas, author of White on White and Walking on the Ceiling In this beautifully written book, Livaneli poetically recounts the story of how societies get corrupted by self-serving autocratic leaders. Livaneli's riveting The Last Island provides a much-needed and uplifting read for all in need of resilience and hope. -Soner Cagaptay, author of A Sultan in Autumn: Erdogan Faces Turkey's Uncontainable Forces Urgent and allegorical, Livaneli is masterful in his depiction of how authoritarian power destroys a community's people and environment. The Last Island is a stunning novel that will stay with me for a long time. -Mina Seckin, author of The Four Humors This book is a recipe of what authoritarianism is made of. Some readers might start the reading thinking this is only directed to current politics in Turkey. However, it quickly emerges that it is about decades of power struggles, with a message that within this vicious circle there are no happy endings. -Louis Fishman, author of Jews and Palestinians in the Late Ottoman Era 1908-1914: Claiming the Homeland Human nature and authority come face to face in Livaneli's unparalleled, creative novel. The author invites us to rethink the world we live in. -Lenore Martin, Emmanuel College and Harvard University With this novel Livaneli has entered through the grand gates of literature. -Yashar Kemal, author of Memed, My Hawk Praise for Disquiet: Entirely captivating. -New York Times Book Review [An] arresting novel. -The New Yorker A tale of identities colliding from a writer who's held five passports...[Disquiet] unfolds in a border town caught between its ancient past and tumultuous present. -NPR, All Things Considered A somber, pensive novel, by one of Turkey's greatest modern writers...Livaneli's slender narrative contains multitudes...[An] intensely emotional, memorable story. -Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A keenly wrought story...[whose] urgency comes through in its tight grasp on the problems of religious violence, misogyny, and the failures of compassion. The result is a memorable illumination of the Ezidi people's rich history. -Publishers Weekly A penetrating novel...indelible fiction based on real-life horror...[Disquiet] will demand attention, provoke outrage, perhaps even inspire lifesaving change. -Shelf Awareness A moving novel set entirely in the modern-day Middle East. -PopSugar, Best New Books of the Month Impactful...[a] fascinating novel about a man caught between cultures. -Foreword Reviews


Human nature and authority come face to face in Livaneli's unparalleled, creative novel. The author invites us to rethink the world we live in. -Lenore Martin, Emmanuel College and Harvard University With this novel Livaneli has entered through the grand gates of literature. -Yashar Kemal, author of Memed, My Hawk


This haunting fable of a President's war against seagulls feels all the more relevant to our times in its absurdity and heartbreak. Livaneli has written a lucid account of a community's shattering alongside natural devastation. A wise and piercing book. -Aysegul Savas, author of White on White and Walking on the Ceiling In this beautifully written book, Livaneli poetically recounts the story of how societies get corrupted by self-serving autocratic leaders. Livaneli's riveting The Last Island provides a much-needed and uplifting read for all in need of resilience and hope. -Soner Cagaptay, author of A Sultan in Autumn: Erdogan Faces Turkey's Uncontainable Forces Human nature and authority come face to face in Livaneli's unparalleled, creative novel. The author invites us to rethink the world we live in. -Lenore Martin, Emmanuel College and Harvard University With this novel Livaneli has entered through the grand gates of literature. -Yashar Kemal, author of Memed, My Hawk Praise for Disquiet: Entirely captivating. -New York Times Book Review [An] arresting novel. -The New Yorker A tale of identities colliding from a writer who's held five passports...[Disquiet] unfolds in a border town caught between its ancient past and tumultuous present. -NPR, All Things Considered A somber, pensive novel, by one of Turkey's greatest modern writers...Livaneli's slender narrative contains multitudes...[An] intensely emotional, memorable story. -Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A keenly wrought story...[whose] urgency comes through in its tight grasp on the problems of religious violence, misogyny, and the failures of compassion. The result is a memorable illumination of the Ezidi people's rich history. -Publishers Weekly A penetrating novel...indelible fiction based on real-life horror...[Disquiet] will demand attention, provoke outrage, perhaps even inspire lifesaving change. -Shelf Awareness A moving novel set entirely in the modern-day Middle East. -PopSugar, Best New Books of the Month Impactful...[a] fascinating novel about a man caught between cultures. -Foreword Reviews


Author Information

Z lf Livaneli is Turkey's best-selling author and a political activist. Widely considered one of the most important Turkish cultural figures of our time, he is known for his novels that interweave diverse social and historical backgrounds, figures, and incidents, including the critically acclaimed Bliss (winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award), Serenade for Nadia (Other Press, 2020), Disquiet (Other Press, 2021), Leyla's House, and My Brother's Story, which have been translated into thirty-seven languages, won numerous international literary prizes, and been turned into movies, stage plays, and operas. Ayse A. Sahin is a Turkish-American bilingual translator and language educator based in Istanbul.

Tab Content 6

Author Website:  

Customer Reviews

Recent Reviews

No review item found!

Add your own review!

Countries Available

All regions
Latest Reading Guide
spring2
Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty
Shopping cart
Mailing List