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Disquiet by Zülfü Livaneli
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Jun 29, 2021 | ISBN 9781635420326

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“A somber, pensive novel, by one of Turkey’s greatest modern writers…Livaneli’s slender narrative contains multitudes…[An] intensely emotional, memorable story.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“In this soulful novel, Zülfü Livaneli presents a touching human story that unfolds alongside the real-life horrors of terrorist war. Set in and around the ancient crossroads city of Mardin—one of my favorite places in the world—it is both timeless and urgently contemporary. Disquiet is as rich in character and imagery as it is potent in moral clarity.” —Stephen Kinzer, author of Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds

“This is a riveting story skillfully rendered. It is a gift to readers.” —Rafia Zakaria, author of Against White Feminism

“A journalist investigates his friend’s murder and learns the truth about the brutality of war, religious intolerance, cultural chauvinism, hate, sacrifice, and love. Livaneli is a brilliant Turkish writer with a voice and a message that must be heard globally.” —Mahbod Seraji, author of Rooftops of Tehran

“On the surface, Disquiet is a quest narrative that follows a man searching for answers about a friend’s horrific death, but beneath that framework pulse probing questions about the mortal cost of prejudice, the chasm between East and West, the mystery of obsession, and the necessity of recognizing our shared humanity. It is a slim dagger of a book that cuts deep.” —Keija Parssinen, author of The Ruins of Us

Praise for Zülfü Livaneli:

“Livaneli is an essential force in Turkey’s musical, cultural, and political scene.” —Orhan Pamuk

“Heartbreakingly vivid…Livaneli’s passion in exposing Turkey’s and the West’s culpability in real massacres is eloquent…hard to forget.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[Livaneli] offer[s] insights into Turkey’s rich cultural, political, ethnic, and religious divides…a forceful plea for openness and tolerance.” —Publishers Weekly

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