IBBY Turkey Young Adult Novel of The Year 2013

ON8’s journey in Turkish literature begins with Ahmet Büke, a true story teller of ordinary and ignored lives. This time, the author’s clear style is carrying the voice of a young man from the hills of Varyant, İzmir. Bedo, who Ahmet Büke recently gave life to with his serials on ON8 Blog, is now the protagonist of a novel. Generations who were silenced, weakened and destroyed on one hand; teenagers like Bedo who are trying to shape their future while trying to survive on the track of these generations’ on the other hand… Perhaps the hardest question for both is to know what to hold on to.

Overview

For Bedo, who is struggling with the absence of his father he never met, life is a chain of questions that keeps being postponed; a very shady puzzle with pieces meticulously hidden. As for the questions keep turning in his mind, they have no end. Bedo’s life has been riddled with gaps and questions for a long time. And it does not seem the answers will come from his family, nor from the books he reads. However, there is an unexpected act in this play of silence. You see, the question is deep.

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

2nd edition

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 is Writing Poems!
Ahmet Büke
2nd edition

Gizli Sevenler Cemiyeti

Secret Lovers Society
Ahmet Büke
4th edition

İnsan Kendine De İyi Gelir

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