Eris Perese’s historical novel tells a Turkish family’s experience of the transition between Empire and Republic. Set between the Balkan Wars and the Second World War, A Legacy of Change follows Aydin’s youth in Istanbul and then his experiences in Europe under Nazi threat.
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-904-2 Publication Status: In Print Publication Date: Nov 30,2010 Interior Color: Black Trim Size: 6 x 9 Page Count: 267 Language: English ISBN: 978-1-61719-904-2 Price: $149.00 Your price: $104.30
In this historical novel we meet the young man Aydin Rodoplu, preparing for university in Istanbul and as a student of medicine in Vienna during the Second World War. He returns to Turkey the day before it severs relations with Germany, before finally departing for America to have a career in medical research by the end of 1945. As it follows Aydin through a skiing holiday, interrogations with the Gestapo, romantic explorations and the loss of loved ones to the brutalities of war, A Legacy of Change illuminates the complex influence of war on the life of an individual. At the same time, the novel offers interesting glimpses into Ottoman history through Aydin’s parents. Notably, it tells the story of the troublesome escape of his mother’s family from Tirana, Albania, to Tekirdag in Eastern Thrace during the Balkan Wars. In this way, A Legacy of Change offers a both personal and informative account of Modern European and Turkish history. The book is supplied with original photos and a list of references informing the authors’ research.