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The author of the book: Buket Uzuner
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Edition: Milet Publishing
Date of issue: May 1st 2016
ISBN 13: 9781785080876
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When her mother abandons her family, Nilsu loses faith in the world and everyone in it. Terrified of suffering the same fate, she breaks off relationships before they even begin. Then she meets Teo, a passionate environmentalist and one of the founders of the Turkish Green Party. Teo's close relationship with his mother has always held him back and when she commits suicide, his life slips off the rails. In this story of a young woman's struggle to find love and acceptance, Buket Uzuner explores the complexities of human relationships. With her distinctive touch, she weaves a poignant and magical love story of two souls in the modern world. Two Green Otters offers up an original reinterpretation of the role of environmentalism and love in the world today.
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Read information about the authorBuket Uzuner (born 3 October 1955, Ankara, Turkey) is a Turkish writer, author of novels, short stories and travelogues. Travel Literature She studied biology and environmental science and has conducted research and presented lectures at universities in Turkey, Norway, the United States, and Finland. Her fiction has been translated into eight languages, including Spanish, English, Italian, Greek, Romanian, Hebrew, Korean, and Bulgarian.
Buket Uzuner travels as "solo woman backpacker" since 1980s including "inter-rail" tours in Europe and in three other continents while keep writing her travel memoirs. Her first travelogue The Travel Notes of A Brunette was published in 1988 and sold more than 300.000 copies. Uzuner wrote two more travel books as Travel Notes of An Urban Romantic which questions the meaning of exoticism and New York Logbook which are all collected lately in Travel Library of Buket Uzuner
In 2013 her novel İstanbullular is published in USA by Dalkey Archive Press with the title of I Am Istanbul translated into English by Kenneth J. Dakan She is also celebrating in 2013 the 22nd year's anniversary of her first novel İki Yeşil Susamuru, Anneleri, Babaları, Sevgilileri ve Diğerleri (Two Green Otters, Mothers, Fathers, Lovers and All the Others) translated by Alex Dawe with its 50th edition which sold over 1 million copies in Turkey and already a contemporary classic.
Uzuner's books have been on the Turkish best-seller lists since 1992. They are taught in a number of Turkish universities and high schools.
In 1993, Buket Uzuner was awarded Turkey's Yunus Nadi prize for the novel The Sound of Fishsteps, and in 1998 Mediterranean Waltz was named novel of the year by the University of Istanbul. She was made an honorary member of the International Writing Program, IWP of University of Iowa in 1996. She was also honored with a certificate of appreciation from the Senate of Middle East Technical University; METU in 2004.
She has referred to Turkish poet and novelist Attilâ İlhan, and Cervantes, Dostoyevski, Doris Lessing, Turkish woman writer Sevgi Soysal as major influences on her work.
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