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Book Title: Water|
Date of issue: 2014
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The author of the book: Buket Uzuner
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Edition: Everest Yayinlari
Read full description of the books Water:Life in this land began with a love for Mother Nature that saw all living beings as equals. The ancient Turk's shamanism (Kamanism), a belief that predates the advent of Islam, still shows traces of its deep influence on the culture of Turkey today, from rituals to folklore, from literature to art. WATER follows the traces of the kamanism that migrated from Northern Siberia with the Turkic people a thousand years ago, and which is the lifeblood of the Turkic soul, all the way into today's Istanbul.
When journalist Defne Kaman boards an Istanbul ferryboat one summer evening and suddenly disappears, Sergeant Umit is determined to find her. Soon he and his friend Secondhand Semahat are swept away in a series of adventures as they struggle to make sense of a mysterious world of ancient symbols and codes of ancient Turkish shamanism. Meanwhile, they are forced to confront the traditions and taboos that have restricted their own lives.
In WATER Buket Uzuner, one of Turkey's best selling authors explores eco-feminist themes and the ancient Turkish tradition of kamanism with her witty, warm and wise literary style. Through the ancient kamanist Kutadgu Bilig (Book of Happiness) written over 1,000 years ago in pro-Turkish in the Uighur alphabet, she invites the reader to see the work in a new light.
Read information about the authorBuket Uzuner (born 3 October 1955, Ankara, Turkey) is a Turkish writer, author of novels, short stories and travelogues. Travel Literature She studied biology and environmental science and has conducted research and presented lectures at universities in Turkey, Norway, the United States, and Finland. Her fiction has been translated into eight languages, including Spanish, English, Italian, Greek, Romanian, Hebrew, Korean, and Bulgarian.
Buket Uzuner travels as "solo woman backpacker" since 1980s including "inter-rail" tours in Europe and in three other continents while keep writing her travel memoirs. Her first travelogue The Travel Notes of A Brunette was published in 1988 and sold more than 300.000 copies. Uzuner wrote two more travel books as Travel Notes of An Urban Romantic which questions the meaning of exoticism and New York Logbook which are all collected lately in Travel Library of Buket Uzuner
In 2013 her novel İstanbullular is published in USA by Dalkey Archive Press with the title of I Am Istanbul translated into English by Kenneth J. Dakan She is also celebrating in 2013 the 22nd year's anniversary of her first novel İki Yeşil Susamuru, Anneleri, Babaları, Sevgilileri ve Diğerleri (Two Green Otters, Mothers, Fathers, Lovers and All the Others) translated by Alex Dawe with its 50th edition which sold over 1 million copies in Turkey and already a contemporary classic.
Uzuner's books have been on the Turkish best-seller lists since 1992. They are taught in a number of Turkish universities and high schools.
In 1993, Buket Uzuner was awarded Turkey's Yunus Nadi prize for the novel The Sound of Fishsteps, and in 1998 Mediterranean Waltz was named novel of the year by the University of Istanbul. She was made an honorary member of the International Writing Program, IWP of University of Iowa in 1996. She was also honored with a certificate of appreciation from the Senate of Middle East Technical University; METU in 2004.
She has referred to Turkish poet and novelist Attilâ İlhan, and Cervantes, Dostoyevski, Doris Lessing, Turkish woman writer Sevgi Soysal as major influences on her work.
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