Memet Fuat Publishing Award 2010
As well as being one of the master authors of contemporary literature, Necati Güngör is a firm defendant of animal rights. In all the seven stories of this book, human beings and animals are brought together with a deeply sensitive approach, offering new bridges to life.
Among several original protagonists of the stories, there is a mother coming out of a photo, a child always sitting on his grandpa’s lap and a young boy who’s angry at his step father.
Mom popped out of the picture: The Two Birds of the Painter Ressamın İki Kuşu
I used to sit on Grandpa’s lap: The Snakes of Our House
My stepfather is a boor: Mom, The Lion and I
I want to go to school: I Entrust My Father to You
He/She followed me to school: An Exile in Boğaziçi
My grandmaother raised me: The Bear Who Came at Night
Wolves were a nightmare in winter: The Bandit and the White Wolf