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Birds Without Wings

ISBN-10: 1400079322
ISBN-13: 9781400079322
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Description: In his first novel since Corelli's Mandolin," Louis de Bernieres creates a world, populates it with characters as real as our best friends, and launches it into the maelstrom of twentieth-century history. The setting is a small village in  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

In his first novel since Corelli's Mandolin," Louis de Bernieres creates a world, populates it with characters as real as our best friends, and launches it into the maelstrom of twentieth-century history. The setting is a small village in southwestern Anatolia in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire. Everyone there speaks Turkish, though they write it in Greek letters. It's a place that has room for a professional blasphemer; where a brokenhearted aga finds solace in the arms of a Circassian courtesan who isn't Circassian at all; where a beautiful Christian girl named Philothei is engaged to a Muslim boy named Ibrahim. But all of this will change when Turkey enters the modern world. Epic in sweep, intoxicating in its sensual detail, Birds Without Wings is an enchantment.

Louis de Berni�res was born on December 8, 1954, in England to a military family. He spent four months in the British army in his late teens. When he was nineteen, he spent a year in Colombia where he wrote a short story about a true incident of violence that occurred there. Fifteen years later, while recuperating from a motorcycle accident, de Berni�res used that short story as the basis for the first volume of his Latin American Trilogy, The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts, Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord, and The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman. In the 1980s, de Berni�res worked as an auto mechanic and then as a supply teacher in London. In 1993 he took a holiday on the Greek island of Cephallonia. That became the setting for Captain Correlli's Mandolin, a novel of war, love, and heroism, which remained on the (London) Times bestseller list for four years. It has sold more than 600,000 copies, has been reprinted in paperback more than thirty times, and has been translated into more than seventeen languages.The book also won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book. It was also shortlisted for the 1994 Sunday Express Book of the Year. De Berni�res was named one of Granta's 20 Best British Novelists in 1993, and Author of the Year 1998 by England's Publishing News.

The Prologue of Iskander the Potter
Iskander the Potter Remembers the Birth of Philothei
Mustafa Kemal (1)
i am philothei (1)
Exiled in Cephalonia, Drosoula Remembers Philothei
Mustafa Kemal(2)
The Dog
I Am Philothei (2)
Mustafa Kemal (3)
How Karatavuk and Mehmetcik Came to Be Called Karatavuk and Mehmetcik
Ibrahim Gives Philothei a Goldfinch
The Proof of Innocence (1)
The Proof of Innocence (2): A Bad Start
The Proof of Innocence (3): Mariora Returns to the Light
The Proof of Innocence (4): The Message to Mariora
Mustafa Kemal, Infantry Lieutenant 1474 (4)
Of Reading and Writing
I Am Philothei (3)
The Telltale Shoes
Mustafa Kemal (5)
I Am Philothei (4)
Ayse Remembers Tamara
Tamara's Refuge
I Am Philothei (5)
Tales from the Journey to Smyrna
Mustafa Kemal (6)
The Tyranny of Honour
The Humiliation of Levon the Armenian
I Am Philothei (6)
Mustafa Kemal, His Own Policeman (7)
The Circassian Mistress (1)
The Circassian Mistress (2)
The Circassian Mistress (3)
Rustem Bey and Leyla Hanim
I Am Philothei (7)
A Cure for Toothache
Mustafa Kemal (8)
Exiled in Cephalonia, Drosoula Remembers Leyla and Philothei
The Seduction of Rustem Bey
The Veiling of Philothei
An Embarrassing Question
Mustafa Kemal (9)
I Am Philothei (8)
In Which a Playful Conversation Takes a Bad Turn
The Humiliation of Daskalos Leonidas
Mustafa Kemal (10)
I Am Philothei (9)
Of Righteousness and Wrongdoing
Mustafa Kemal (11)
The Exchange
The Sadness of Rustem Bey
A Small Act of Kindness
The Removal
Olives
Mustafa Kemal (12)
The Letter from Karatavuk
Karatavuk at Gallipoli: Karatavuk Remembers (1)
Karatavuk at Gallipoli: Karatavuk Remembers (2)
Karatavuk at Gallipoli: Karatavuk Remembers (3)
Mustafa Kemal (13)
I Am Philothei (10)
The Letter to Karatavuk
Karatavuk at Gallipoli: Karatavuk Remembers (4)
Mustafa Kemal (14)
Karatavuk at Gallipoli: Karatavuk Remembers (5)
Karatavuk at Gallipoli: Fikret and the Goat (6)
Karatavuk at Gallipoli: The Death of Fikret (7)
Mustafa Kemal (15)
Karatavuk at Gallipoli: The End of the Campaign (8)
Tamara Receives a Visitor
The Death of Abdulhamid Hodja
Mustafa Kemal (16)
I Am Philothei (11)
Lieutenant Granitola's Occupation (1)
Mustafa Kemal (17)
Lieutenant Granitola's Occupation (2)
I Am Philothei (12)
Mustafa Kemal (18)
I Am Philothei (13)
Mustafa Kemal (19)
Fritz and Moritz Accidentally Change History
Mustafa Kemal (20)
Lieutenant Granitola Takes His Leave
Mustafa Kemal (21)
I Am Georgio P. Theodorou
Mustafa Kemal (22)
I Am Philothei (14)
Exodus
I Am Philothei (15)
Leyla Hanim's Letter to Rustem Bey
Exiled in Cephalonia, Drosoula Remembers the Death of Philothei
I Am Ayse
I Am Ibrahim
Drosoula Remembers the Voyage into Exile
The Wounding of Karatavuk
Epilogue
What the New Imam Did
I Am Karatavuk
Pamuk
The Epilogue of Iskander the Potter
Mehmet the Tinsman and the New Copper Dish

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