Perihan Magden Two Girls

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Two Girls

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It is summer in Istanbul as Behiye prepares to enter one of Turkey’s most prestigious universities. Angry, overweight, and embarrassed by her parents, Behiye longs for salvation from her teenage despair. In the week before she starts university, she is introduced to Handan—a beautiful, gentle girl who will change Behiye’s life forever. Immediately drawn to one another, the two girls embark upon an intense relationship, even though they are from completely different backgrounds with different dreams and ambitions. Their love provokes anger and mistrust, and they are forced to flee their beloved Istanbul.

Perihan Magden was born in 1960. The author of The Messenger Boy Murders, she lives in Istanbul.

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Perihan Magden was born in Istanbul in 1960. She is the author of Messenger Boy Murders and The Companion and a collection of poetry. She lives in Istanbul and is a columnist on the daily newspaper Radikal.

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?An intense and occasionally tender tale? Guardian A breathless, feverishly written novel that captures the giddy, dizzy rollercoaster highs and lows of love unfolding -- Uncut ?Not since Salinger?s Catcher in the Rye has a writer animated adolescent anguish so vividly and compellingly? Magden?s portrait of contemporary Turkey transcends the tired clich?s around the conflict of oriental and occidental values? gripping and * just when you thought it might finally be within your grasp? New Internationalist *

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