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Book Information: Bridge of the Golden Horn, the

Bridge of the Golden Horn, the (1998) [Novel]
by Emine Sevgi Özdamar Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The Bridge of the Golden Horn is a coming-of-age novel, a sentimental education that is also a political, cultural and intellectual one. In 1966, at the age of 16, the unnamed heroine lies about her age and signs up as a migrant worker in Germany. She leaves Istanbul, works on an assembly line in West Berlin making radios, and lives in a women's factory hostel. But Özdamar's novel is not about the problems of assembly line work - it's a witty, picaresque account of a precocious teenager refusing to become wise, of a hectic four years lived between Berlin and Istanbul, of a young woman who is obsessed by theatre, film, poetry and left-wing politics. These are sometimes grim years, particularly in Turkey, but they also have a hope and optimism that seem almost unimaginable today.

Original title: Die Brücke vom Goldenen Horn
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest
FictionGeneral FictionYouth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)

Edition #1: The Bridge of the Golden Horn

The Bridge of the Golden Horn (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Martin Chalmers
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Manifested in:

The Bridge of the Golden Horn (November 5, 2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
ISBN: 9781852429324
Pages: 272

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