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Endgame

(2015)
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An unnamed author is consumed by a small-town conspiracy in this existential noir by the award-winning Turkish author of Like a Sword Wound.

Named one of Washington Post's 50 Notable Books of 2017

In Endgame, award-winning author and Turkish political dissident Ahmet Altan has crafted an enigmatic literary noir exploring the ways corruption has overtaken contemporary Turkish life. With a dreamlike logic reminiscent of Paul Auster and Graham Greene, it tells the story of an unnamed man who arrives in a small town only to find himself involved in a mystery with existential implications (The Washington Post).
The protagonist, a womanizing writer who lived his entire life in the city, retires to a sunbaked Turkish village to enjoy the quiet. Instead, he encounters a world of suspicion, paranoia, and violence. The town's mayor is both his only ally and his greatest nemesis; his lover shares an ambiguous past with the mayor; the locals seem hell-bent on turning him into a murderer; and, he is initiated into the town's biggest secret only to discover this knowledge will become a weapon used against him. All the while, Altan's appealingly untrustworthy narrator transports the reader into a world of lust, ambition, small-town politics, and death.

"Endgame is a mystery adventure of such intimately written humanity that it transcends genre, time, and place. If Steinbeck had written The Godfather it might have read like this." - DBC Pierre, Man Booker Prize - winning author of Vernon God Little

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"If Steinbeck had written The Godfather it might have read like this." - D B C Pierre


Used availability for Ahmet Altan's Endgame

Hardback Editions

March 2016 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Endgame
Author(s): Ahmet Altan
ISBN: 1-4434-3095-1 / 978-1-4434-3095-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Endgame: A Novel
Author(s): Ahmet Altan
ISBN: 1-60945-377-8 / 978-1-60945-377-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Endgame
Author(s): Ahmet Altan
ISBN: 1-78211-261-8 / 978-1-78211-261-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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August 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Endgame
Author(s): Ahmet Altan
ISBN: 1-78211-259-6 / 978-1-78211-259-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

April 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Endgame: A Novel
Author(s): Ahmet Altan
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon   


March 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Endgame
Author(s): Ahmet Altan
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Endgame
Author(s): Ahmet Altan
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU