A young man who learned how to save memories for difficult times when he was a little boy, Arab Aunt Hatçam, Barber Kazım, those who pass by, those who came to stay and those who leave… In this neighborhood where stories are chasing each other, roofs collapse inside, stories are windswept and even a clarinet can shatter the world!

Short stories by Ahmet Büke, storyteller of contemporary Turkish literature, published every Monday in his page “Social Details Encyclopedia” on ON8 Blog were compiled once again in this 2nd yet stand-alone new book. This journey, started with I’m Good For Me, Too, winner of the Dünya Kitap 2015 Best Collection Award, continues with the new book Secret Lovers Society.  This exclusive collection of stories is a selection of 24 funny, sad, weird and even surreal short stories and is about the wound as well as the cure.

Overview

Two things keep us alive: satiety and fervency. I grounded my survival on these. And their roots were going back to two old men. I’m calling them old but as I grew older myself, I’ve come to realize that the state of being old is just a phase.

When I was younger, I was thinking everyone including myself was old: My grandfather, my grandmother, artichokes, cats, stars, nice weather and cruel cold weather were all old for me. Then I noticed one day that even mothers and fathers were once young.

Death was supposed to come later in life. But in our house, it was within everyone’s grasp.

 

Ahmet Büke

Ahmet Büke was born in Manisa in 1970. He studied Economics and Administrative Sciences in Dokuz Eylül University. He received 2008 Oğuz Atay Story Award with his book Alnı Mavide (2008) and 2011 Sait Faik Story Award with his book Kumru’nun Gördüğü (2010). Büke’s stories were published in several literary magazines and they’re reminding us that the life is going by with many bitter sweet, weird and strange details. Büke became widely known with his story books İzmir Postası’nın Adamları (2004), Çiğdem Külahı (2006), Ekmek ve Zeytin (2011), Cazibe İstasyonu (2012) and Yüklük (2014). The compilation of  Bedo’s Stories, which he started to write for ON8 Blog, turned out to be his first novel titled Our State devamı için tıklayınız

Other Books

New

Paspas Tepembe Kapiş Paçamda

PASPAS ON MY HEAD, KAPISH AT MY ANKLE
Ahmet Büke
5th edition

Neşeli Günler

Happy Days
Ahmet Büke
5th edition

Gökçe’nin Yolu

Gökçe's Way
Ahmet Büke
6th edition

Annemle Uzayda

In Space with Mom
Ahmet Büke

Zeyno Series

Ahmet Büke
5th edition

Eyvah, Babam Şiir Yazıyor!

Oh No, Dad's Writing Poem!
Ahmet Büke
4th edition

İnsan Kendine De İyi Gelir

Social Details Encyclopedia: I’m Good for Me, Too
Ahmet Büke
3rd edition

Mevzumuz Derin

Our State Is Deep
Ahmet Büke