Madonna in a Fur Coat
  • Madonna in a Fur Coat

  • 'A tale of young love and disenchantment, of missed opportunities and passion's elusive, flickering flame' Financial Times

    'The surprise bestseller ... read, loved and wept over by men and women of all ages' Guardian

    'The magical novel about a Turkish man who falls in love with an artist in 1920s Berlin ... recreates a vanished era and dramatises a doomed relationship with verve, depth and poignancy. The result is a miniature masterpiece' The National

    'A heart-breaker . . . it has the kind of indefinably powerful impact of The Great Gatsby' Observer

    'Moving and memorable, full of yearning and melancholy' The Times

    'A gorgeously melancholic romance' Irish Times

Sabahattin Ali was born in 1907 in the Ottoman town of Egridere (now Ardino in southern Bulgaria) and was killed on the Bulgarian border in 1948 as he attempted to leave Turkey. A teacher, writer, and journalist, he owned and edited a popular weekly newspaper called Marko Pasa and was imprisoned twice for his political views.

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