Bridge Books (10+) • Novels
Who knows how many stories’ murmurs are hidden in the silence?
A touching young adult novel from the beloved poet and author of contemporary Turkish Literature, Çiğdem Sezer. With her unparalleled understanding of life, Sezer is skilfully blending a young boy’s worries about growing into a man with the secrets from the past of his grandfather. Accompanied with music and mouth-watering cake scents in its background, this moving story is woven with themes like choice of profession, first love, family and friendship.
In his last year at the high school, Ozan’s mind was full of question marks about life and his future choices. He was feeling very lonely after the death of his grandfather who used to be his best and only friend in the family. Feeling squeezed between the ambitions of his parents and his future dreams, Ozan could find relief only in his talks with his grandfather’s closest friend and confidant Barut. The day he saw İlkay in the nearby patisserie would be the start of a first love, revealing the secrets kept for years…
Çiğdem SezerBorn in Trabzon, Turkey, Sezer graduated from Ankara Gevher Nesibe Health Education Institute. She worked as a nurse and a teacher. Her poems were published in various literary magazines such as Kıyı, Karşı, Çağdaş Türk Dili and Varlık. After her first book of poems Kanadı Atlas Kuşlar (1991), she received Dünya Book Magazine Poetry Award for Çılgın Su (1993), Orhon Murat Arıburnu Poetry Award for Bir Şehrin Hatıra Fotoğraflarından (1998), 2006 Ceyhun Atuf Kansu Poetry Award for Dünya Tutulması (2005) […]
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1. edition: 2017
7. edition: 2020
family • secrets • death • first love • choice of profession • friendship • music • neigborhood living • intergenerational communications • gastronomy