|Bridge of the Golden Horn, the (1998) [Novel]|
by Emine Sevgi Özdamar
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(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
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Regional Interest
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Youth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)