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  • A story of boys all alone

    Known to us for his detective novels, Emrah Serbes is changing direction this time and taking up a subject rarely treated in Turkish literature: the complex, energized and melancholy world of adolescent boys.

    Dad works, Mom’s a housewife, bastion of conservatism... Factory workers, ageing aunts, older brothers, the poor... Tough men that cry easily...  Sparsely populated provincial towns, congested neighborhoods... Proud, jealous, naive adolescents... Emrah Serbes makes these misguided, easily dissuaded, quick-to-anger boys talk... A story of boys on their own, in the boondocks and in the world...