The island of missing trees

EAN:  9780241435007
Publicatie datum:   12-08-2021
Uitvoering:  Paperback / softback
Taal:  Engels
Aantal pagina's:  320

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Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. The taverna is the only place that Kostas and Defne can meet in secret, hidden beneath the blackened beams from which hang garlands of garlic and chilli peppers, creeping honeysuckle, and in the centre, growing through a cavity in the roof, a fig tree. The fig tree witnesses their hushed, happy meetings; their silent, surreptitious departures. The fig tree is there, too, when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, when the teenagers vanish. Decades later, Kostas returns - a botanist, looking for native species - looking, really, for Defne. The two lovers return to the taverna to take a clipping from the fig tree and smuggle it into their suitcase, bound for London. Years later, the fig tree in the garden is their daughter Ada's only knowledge of a home she has never visited, as she seeks to untangle years of secrets and silence, and find her place in the world.

The Island of Missing Trees is a rich, magical tale of belonging and identity, love and trauma, nature and renewal, from the Booker-shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World.

    EAN: 9780241435007
    Auteur: 
    Uitgever: Penguin Group
    Publicatie datum:   12-08-2021
    Uitvoering: Paperback / softback
    Taal: Engels
    Hoogte: 132 mm
    Breedte: 204 mm
    Gewicht: 450 gr
    Status: Niet op voorraad
    Aantal pagina's: 320
    Keywords:   Romans;Cyprus;1970-;Onmogelijke liefde;Gemengde relaties;Burgeroorlog;Culturele identiteit