Bridge Books (10+)Novels

Yandım Ali
Lovelorn Ali

Fakir Baykurt

Illustrator: Oya Katoğlu
Editor: Semih Gümüş
Prepared by: Müren Beykan

A master author devoted his life to Turkish language and his immortal novel with the smell of Anatolia!

The unforgettable novel of Fakir Baykurt, teacher, intellectual and one of the most proficient writers of Turkish literature, is reintroduced to the child readers. In this novel, Baykurt hosts a character that has influenced him greatly during his childhood years spent in the village Akçaköy (Burdur). The author says, “Childhood is not just eight to ten years remembered by adults. It is a basic, more substantial period of life”. Baykurt takes today’s children to the silence of the fertile fields of Anatolia with his novel that carries the smell of freshly cut watermelon, villages, vegetable gardens and herds.


Tahir spends the hot summer season in their vegetable garden where he guards the production. One day stalwart Lovelorn Ali, the shepherd, who is back from his military service stops by the garden. That very day Lovelorn Ali and Tahir have a friendly chat for the whole day but at the same time Ali does not refrain from fooling Tahir…

Fakir Baykurt

Fakir Baykurt

Fakir Baykurt was born in 1929. After graduating from the university, where he studied teaching, he worked as a secondary school teacher and then as a school inspector. Baykurt received many awards with his stories and novels. He died in 1999, in Germany, where he lived for long years in the last period of his life.
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152 pages
130x195 mm
1st edition: 2011
12th edition: 2022
ISBN: 978-9944-717-83-0
Barcode: 978 9944 717 830


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