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An Island in Istanbul

M.A. Whitten




A home on Heybeliada. An American couple's impulsive decision to buy a house on one of Istanbul's Princes' Islands leads first to a series of encounters with architects, bureaucrats, workmen, and disapproving friends and family, but finally to a new life infused with the sense of joy and contentment known as "keyif".

This small island close to the heart of Istanbul emerges as a microcosm both of Turkey's deep traditions and of its rapid modernisation.





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