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Berberdeki Papağan
THE PARROT IN THE BARBERSHOP

Behiç Ak

Editor: Müren Beykan

Life is a stage full of hope and changing with art!

In the new book of his popular novel collection, Ak masterfully examines a philosophical and social issue. He tells the role of stories and art in the change of societies, in a layered fiction blended with humour. Children, women and men, sitting in the chair of the most extraordinary barber in the world, find themselves on a magical theatre stage. Feeling the power of art and nature, the novel blows the winds of change in the footsteps of a smug parrot.

Overview

Ms. Ferhunde who is a teacher, her husband Mr. Sadi who is an insurer and their son Haluk have immigrated to a small town from Istanbul. The town, which seems boring at first, starts to take colour when Haluk discovers the barbershop. Barber İsmail, who has combined his hair design skills with storytelling, is also able to talk to the green parrot in his shop. Unlike his parents, whose lives become increasingly stagnant sitting in front of a screen, life of Haluk starts to get colourful. Together with his new friend Meneviş, he tries to solve the mystery of the big gray building on the hill, the theatre player Mr. Turhan and the philosopher parrot. He also has to complete the cartoon workshop at school. When his parents also start going to the barbershop, surprising developments follow each other…

Behiç Ak
AUTHOR

Behiç Ak

He was born in Samsun and studied architecture in Yıldız University and İstanbul Technical University. He’s a well-known cartoonist, author, illustrator, and documentary film director. He draws daily cartoons for Cumhuriyet Newspaper since 1982. His cartoons were exhibited in several countries like Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Besides his plays Separation (Ayrılık) and Building (Bina), his two other plays Fault Line (Fay Hattı) and City for One (Tek Kişilik Şehir) were staged in Europe and attracted big interest. The documentary film he produced and directed in 1994, […]
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Specifications

176 pages
120x180 mm
1st edition: 2022
2nd edition: 2023
ISBN: 978-605-7797-92-6

Themes

artmovingstorytellingcartoonstheatresmall town lifeparrotscreen addictionclimate changewindsjusticebarberingcreativitysolidaritycrime-punishmentfamilyphilosophy

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