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The Silence of Scheherazade

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The Silence of Scheherazade

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At the heart of the Ottoman Empire, in the ancient city of Smyrna, a devastating moment determines the fates of four families.

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At the heart of the Ottoman Empire, in the ancient city of Smyrna, a devastating moment determines the fates of four families. On an orange-tinted evening in September 1905, Scheherazade is born to an... opium-dazed mother in the ancient city of Smyrna. At the very same moment, a dashing Indian spy arrives in the harbour with a secret mission from the British Empire. He sails in to golden-hued spires and minarets, scents of fig and sycamore, and the cries of street hawkers selling their wares. When he leaves, seventeen years later, it will be to the heavy smell of kerosene and smoke as the city, and its people, are engulfed in flames. But let us not rush, for much will happen between then and now. Birth, death, romance and grief are all to come as these peaceful, cosmopolitan streets are used as bargaining chips in the wake of the First World War. Told through the intertwining fates of a Levantine, a Greek, a Turkish and an Armenian family, this unforgettable novel reveals a city, and a culture, now lost to time.
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Publication Date: 07/09/2021
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom
  • Edition: UK Airports
  • Pages: 512
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  • Format:Paperback
  • Publication Date: 07/09/2021
  • Author:Defne Suman, Betsy Goeksel

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