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Arda’nın Derdi Ne?
What’s Bothering Arda?

Necati Tosuner

Editor: Müren Beykan

A poetic novel masterly structured around the themes of growing up and coming to terms with change!

Master of language Necati Tosuner’s novel is based on thorough observation that will influence readers of all ages with its plain yet poetic narration and clear yet rich style. The story glorifies family fondness, friendship, love and solidarity over a grandfather-grandson relation. After Keleş Osman (Bonny Osman), he writes for children once again on growing up, standing up to the never ending changes in life and keeping up hope.

Necati Tosuner, is the winner of numerous literary awards such as Sait Faik Short Story Award and the Attilâ İlhan Fiction Award.


After the death of his grandmother, Arda and his family move to his grandfather’s home. Living in the same home leads to a special relation between Arda and Eşref Bey, his grandfather. Due to his interesting personality, Eşref Bey has a special place in everyone’s life. One day, when they meet at the dinner table as usual, grandfather’s seat remains empty. Arda and his family are worried. Where can Eşref Bey be?..

Necati Tosuner

Necati Tosuner

He was born in Ankara in 1944. After living in Germany for 2 years, he returned to Turkey, founded and directed Derinlik Publishing House. After 1983, he worked as a copywriter in advertising agencies. He received the 1971 TRT Story Achievement Award with his story “Two Days” (İki Gün), the 1978 TDK Novel Award with Pain… Pain… (Sancı… Sancı…), the Haldun Taner Story Award with his story “Gift” (Armağan), the 1999 Sait Faik Story Award with his work When the […]
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100 pages
120x180 mm
1st edition: 2011
8th edition: 2023
ISBN: 978-9944-717-61-8
Barcode: 978 9944 717 618


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