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Madonna in a Fur Coat

Sabahattin Ali (and others)

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

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

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

Her dark eyes were lost in thought, absently staring into the distance, drawing on a last wisp of hope as she searched for something that she was almost certain she would never find.

'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

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

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

'A gorgeously melancholic romance' Irish Times

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

Sabahattin Ali

Biography

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.