Bridge Books (10+) • Novels
FOR MY FRIEND
Editor: Semih Gümüş
Prepared by: Müren Beykan
Your family is those who you walk with!
Irmak Zileli authored the 26th book of the award-winning “Bridge Books” collection.
Winner of prestigious literature awards like Yunus Nadi and Duygu Asena Novel Awards, Irmak Zileli authored the 26th book of the “Bridge Books” collection, edited by Semih Gümüş. The novel tells the story of a wounded young man’s adventure of holding on to life and searching for his family, through the eyes of two friends. It makes you feel the value of listening and trying to understand each other, and voices the pains of growing up. It interprets friendship, which is the strongest pillar that keeps youth alive in a world of prejudice and doubt, from the perspective of two young people who come from different backgrounds.
At first, Ezgi just wants to portray the scarred face of Yunus. In this way, she becomes friends with the young man she has come to know. She helps Yunus find his family who abandoned him when he was a baby. In their adventure extending from Istanbul to Bursa, nothing would be as easy as they think. They would have to confront both with the parents of Ezgi and the past of Yunus and think about the meaning of being a family. Discovering the power of friendship, these young people find new answers to their questions, even if they are sometimes cornered…
Irmak ZileliIrmak Zileli, born in Istanbul in 1978, Zileli studied social anthropology. She worked as a reporter for TV channels and magazines. She was one of the founders and the editor-in-chief of the “Roman Kahramanları” magazine. She was the editor-in-chief of book magazine “Remzi Kitap” and wrote articles in her column titled “Devrik Cümle". Her first two books titled Bayram Çocukları in which she explored how the Turkish Republic Day was being celebrated in the past (2004), and Doğruyu Aradım Güzeli […]
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2010 MEMET FUAT
1st edition: 2022
friendship • prejudice • differences • family • to paint • travel • doubt • comic strip • tracing • equality • education • orphanage • to work • loneliness • Bursa