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The Fugitive of Gezi Park

by Deniz Goran - £11.99  Ortac Press (2023)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781838388744 | ISBN 10: 1838388745

Ada is haunted by her yearning for Istanbul and by the scars of a nightlong interrogation following her arrest at the Gezi Park protests. Now in London temping at an art fair, she meets Lucian, an eccentric, charming but burnt-out gallerist. Since his divorce, Lucian has been relying on drugs and alcohol to mend his broken heart. Ada, meanwhile, dreads the verdict of her forthcoming trial in Istanbul. Day-by-day, as their passion deepens, they reassess their past choices, and their futures rapidly take shape.
Sensual, perceptive and at times bitingly funny, The Fugitive of Gezi Park explores the nature of trauma and struggle, asking what it takes of us to start all over again.
In 2013, police brutality against a peaceful group protesting the destruction of Gezi Park – one of the few public green spaces in Istanbul – prompted an unprecedented wave of demonstrations which spread rapidly across Turkey, lasting several weeks. The Gezi Park Protests are a pivotal moment in the country’s volatile recent history, and continue to carry huge sentimental value for the dissidents of the ‘New Turkey.’
Ortac Press published this book on the 10th anniversary of the start of the protests, and in the year of a pivotal election in Turkey.

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