|Publish Date:||May 26, 2009|
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SynopsisIn the 1970s M was a member of radical leftist group in Istanbul and fell in love with a political filmmaker named Sinan, who left her to marry a woman named Jeannie. Thirty years later Jeannie calls on M for help--Sinan has been taken by The Department of Homeland Security on the Turkish border. Shortly later, Jeannie also disappears, and M is plunged back into Istanbul's shadowy world of activists, secret police, and CIA operatives. Maureen Freely has a deep and intimate knowledge of Turkey's convoluted political history, and her novel skillfully blends elements of the political thriller with her astute political and cultural observations.
Publisher NotesDisappearing a few months after her Turkish husband is detained and her young son is placed in foster care by the U.S. Border Patrol, Jeannie Wakefield leaves behind a letter to an anonymous investigative journalist detailing the political factors that shaped her more than three-decade life in Turkey.
Industry Reviews"ENLIGHTENMENT is a fluent, evocative and uncomfortable read, deliberately so....[It] is a story almost impossible to summarize but hard to forget....Freely is an almost perversely original writer, sharply observing the world she knows so well and upending all one's suppositions and assumptions....ENLIGHTENMENT may be too long and, at times, too opaque to win the audience it deserves, but it is a brave, unflinching work of art."
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Fiction Genres > Mystery & Crime > Suspense
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Book Details Summary: The title of this book is Enlightenment and it was written by Maureen Freely. This particular edition is in a Paperback format and is also available in this version as a Hardcover. This books publish date is May 26, 2009. It was published by Overlook Pr and has a total of 396 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 1590202090 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9781590202098. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.