The Fugitive of Gezi Park

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Set between the London art world and the days surrounding the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul, the book follows the relationship between troubled gallery owner, Lucian and Ada, a young Turkish woman working in London while she awaits trial in Turkey for her involvement in the protests.
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.'
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Author Goran, Deniz
Availability IP
Department Literature
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781838388744
Pages 320
Published 23/05/2023
Publisher Ortac Press
Section Literature
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