|Contemporary Turkish Short Fiction: A Selection|
43 stories by 32 writers, almost half of whom are women, lay bare the truth of modern Turkish society, telling their tales with a variety of fresh and innovative styles and from an even wider variety of perspectives.
Here, in these works of writers of acclaim and those who are new on Turkey's literary scene, the international reader is introduced to the depth and range of recent Turkish short fiction. The complex landscape of contemporary Turkish society is illuminated, revealing the unique qualities and culture of modern Turkey, while at the same addressing universal themes such as love and belonging, alienation and identity.
The selections in this volume are also important for, as they reveal the essence of Turkish story telling, they also hold a mirror to how this genre has developed through the years.
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