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I Am My Country by Kenan Orhan
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Apr 25, 2023 | ISBN 9780593449462

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“No recent collection has captivated me as much as I Am My Country. Orhan’s talents are immense, and the full glory of his storytelling is on display. You must read it!”—Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less Is Lost

“Moving between the real and the fantastic, the comic and the tragic, these magnificent tales create a complex portrait of Turkey’s past, present, and future. Kenan Orhan is a startling talent who can seemingly do anything.”—Anthony Marra, author of Mercury Pictures Presents

“A collection like I Am My Country is a cause for rejoicing. Orhan has a knife-sharp sense of the human impulse for freedom and hope, even amid moments of oppression and displacement.”—Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble
“These stories have the force of truth and the lasting power of fable. I Am My Country is a remarkable literary debut.”—Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, author of American Estrangement

“Kenan Orhan renders, with equal precision, the history of a land and the fragile terrain of the human heart. You will leave each story feeling subtly rearranged and longing to return.”—Violet Kupersmith, author of Build Your House Around My Body
“As emotionally resonant as a symphony. . . Kenan Orhan masterfully brings to life characters who will steal your heart with their hope and will as they navigate the open wounds of Turkey’s past and present. A captivating collection to savor and treasure.”—Mina Seçkin, author of The Four Humors
“A superb collection that overflows with lustrous prose and unflinching insight into the ways in which the human heart and mind push back against oppression.”—Anjali Sachdeva, author of All the Names They Used for God

I Am My Country chronicles the lives of ordinary citizens as their country slides into authoritarianism. . . Small, human-scale acts of bravery color Orhan’s world, while the consequences of apathy haunt it. I Am My Country is an exquisitely crafted collection.”—Maria Reva, author of Good Citizens Need Not Fear

“A brilliant debut . . . Kenan Orhan dives into the depths of the Bosporus and emerges with glittering treasures. These stories are vividly imagined and incredibly inventive. I Am My Country is filled with humor and intimacy, a true delight to read.”—Omer Friedlander, author of The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land

“A fearless portrait of Turkey. . . Each story contains a world in which the reader immerses so fully that they may be reluctant to leave.”—Ayşe Papatya Bucak, author of The Trojan War Museum: and Other Stories

“The stories in I Am My Country are imaginative, inquisitive, and empathetic, offering a view of recent Turkish history through the vantage point of individual yearning.”—Ayşegül Savaş, author of White on White

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