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The stone building and other places
The stone building and other places
Erdoğan, Aslı, 1967-2018
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Three interconnected stories feature women whose lives have been interrupted by forces beyond their control. Exile, serious illness, or the imprisonment of one's beloved are each met with versions of strength and daring, while there is no undoing what fate has wrought. These atmospheric, introspective tales culminate in an experimental, multi-voiced novella, whose "stone building" is a metaphor for the various oppressive institutions prisons, police headquarters, hospitals, and psychiatric asylums that dominate the lives of all of these characters. Here is a literary distillation of the alienation, helplessness, and controlled fury of exile and incarceration both physical and mental presented in a series of moving, allegorical portraits of lives ensnared by the structures of power.
Main title:
The stone building and other places / Aslı Erdoğan ; translated from the Turkish by Sevinç Türkkan.
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Imprint:
San Francisco : City Lights Books, [2018]©2018
Collation:
174 pages ; 18 cm.
Notes:
First published as Taş bina in Istanbul, Turkey.Translated from the Turkish.
ISBN:
9780872867505 (paperback)
Dewey class:
894.3533
Language:
EnglishTurkish
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Brighton LibraryAdult FictionERDOAvailable
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