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Synopsis

The Lovers by Vendela Vida

Yvonne is newly widowed, her children grown up. And so, hoping to revisit memories of a happier time, she travels to Turkey. Despite the sand and sea, memories of Yvonne's past are overwhelming and she clings to a newfound friendship with Ahmet, a local boy who makes his living as a shell collector. With Ahmet as her guide, Yvonne finally begins to enjoy the shimmering waters and relaxed pace of the Turkish coast. But when a devastating accident suddenly upends her hard-won peace, she finds her life thrown into chaos and with it her fragile sense of belonging.

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Vida's rich imagery and deep, skillful dives into tangled emotions will keep you riveted. --Daily Candy Chicago


About the Author

Vendela Vida is the author of the acclaimed novels 'And Now You Can Go' and 'Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name'. She is a founding editor of The Believer magazine, and the editor of The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and children.

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Publication date

1st May 2012

Author

Vendela Vida

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Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781848875210

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