Bridge Books (10+) • Novels
A powerful invitation by Müge İplikçi through literature about the innocence of children!
Müge İplikçi, one of the socially conscious authors of contemporary literature, wrote for the special “Bridge Books” collection about one of the major dilemmas of humanity.A staggering story drawing attention to serious social issues such as child convicts and the drama of denim sanding workers.
“You false witness…” This was what Selime, the teacher, said when she saw the airplane in the form of a dragon drawn by Yavuz who had never been on an airplane. Yavuz is the fourth child of a family whose whole one generation worked in a denim sanding factory and where his father and his uncle developed the same deadly illness. Yavuz ends up in the denim factory transformed into a prison with the other children who want to change their destiny by throwing stones. Now, his drawing paper is the walls of his cell and his childhood dreams are replaced by nightmares…
Müge İplikçiMüge İplikçi, was born in 1966 in İstanbul. She is an academician and known for the stories in which she addresses the issues of woman’s statuses and relations in modern times. İplikçi has won various prestigious awards like Yaşar Nabi Nayır Youth Awards (first place in 1996) and Haldun Taner Story Awards (third place in 1997). Her stories have been translated into many languages. In 2010, she wrote her first young adult novel False Witness (Yalancı Şahit) for “Bridge Book” […]
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2010 MEMET FUAT
IBBY TURKEY YOUNG
ADULT NOVEL OF 2010