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The Girl in the Tree From an award winning Turkish novelist comes a powerful English language debut about a girl s coming of age amid violent unrest and her unexpected escapeA young woman climbs the tallest tree in Istanbul s centuries old G lhane Park, determined to live out the rest of her days there Perched in an abandoned stork s nest in a sanctuary of branches and leaves, she tries to make sense of the rising tide of violence in the world below Torn between the desire to forget all that has happened and the need to remember, her story, and the stories of those around her, begins to unfoldThen, unexpectedly, comes a soul mate with a shared destiny A lonely boy working at a nearby hotel looks up and falls in love The two share stories of the fates of their families, of a changing city, and of their political awakenings in the Gezi Park protests Together, they navigate their histories of love and loss, set against a backdrop of societal tension leading up to the tragic bombing that marked a turn in Turkey s democracy and sent a young girl fleeing into the treesNarrated by one of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary fiction as full of audacious humor and irony as she is of rage and grief this unsparing and poetic novel of political madness, precarious dreams, and the will to survive brilliantly captures a girl s road to defiance in a world turned upside down, in which it is only from the treetops that she can find a grip on reality and the promise of hope


10 thoughts on “The Girl in the Tree

  1. says:

    Some of us die before the story ends, some of us die long after the story has ended, and some of us die right at the very start Istanbul, 2015 A girl has finally had enough of the society she lives in, he


  2. says:

    I struggled to get with the flow of this narrator, she is all over the shop I think it is supposed to be representative of the fact that she herself has lost the plot or lost all hope I m intrigued to readfrom


  3. says:

    The Girl in the TreeI am so glad I stayed with this book through the very last line it took my breath away The narrator pulls no punches, doesn t spare you a bit of her free associating, with no filter in place Her h


  4. says:

    Here s the thing we can t live our lives by forgetting All we can do is transform our past experiences into something else And that s what we should do, turning them into memories that won t weigh on our hearts or drag us


  5. says:

    At first, i liked it i really liked the raw, heartbreaking and a bit jumpy style of writing I wanted to give the main character a hug But after 50%, i tried to hold on, i tried really tried to like it But the jumpy style was tir


  6. says:

    Thanks to Netgalley and Crossing for an egalley in exchange for an honest reviewThe Girl in the Tree is the first of Turkish novelist Sebnem Isiguzel s books to be translated into English Set in Turkey, our young female protagonist ha


  7. says:

    The Girl in the Tree is by far the most breath taking book I have read in 2019.I dont remember the last time I wept start to finish, but if you beed a good tear jerker, or just a mood boost, please pick this one up.The author writes so poet


  8. says:

    I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I doFrom


  9. says:

    The first of ebnem ig zel s eight novels to be translated into English, The Girl in the Tree is a somewhat surreal tale It does what it says on the tin it s the story of a young girl who decides to live out the rest of her life in a tree While up there


  10. says:

    The Girl In the Tree by ebnem ig zel was published in Turkish in 2016 and translated by Mark Davis Wyers this year Having had enough of politics, secrets, violence to women, loss of friends and family, and ridicule at school, our young narrator climbs one of


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