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Love in the Days of Rebellion

(2020)
(The second book in the Ottoman Quartet series)
A novel by

 
 
From the author of Like a Sword Wound

Weaving together tortured love affairs, political intrigue, power struggles, and social upheavals, Love in the Days of Rebellion offers a powerful and vivid tableau of the crisis of the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century.

The second installment in the Ottoman Quartet—the masterful saga of Turkish history by Ahmet Altan—follows the vast and vivid cast of characters introduced in the first volume of the series, Like A Sword Wound.

The novel opens with the attempted suicide of Hikmet Bey, the son of the sultan’s personal physician. The reason for his extreme gesture was to forget the extremely beautiful and proud Mehpare Hanım, his wife and the cause of all his suffering. While Hikmet is recovering in a hospital in Thessaloniki, slowly regaining his strength and will to live, radical changes are afoot in the Ottoman capital. The power of the sultan is eroding, a rebellion is brewing, and violence erupts on the streets of Istanbul. It is the eve of one of the key events that will lead to the collapse of the Empire: the countercoup of 1909.

With striking clarity and imaginative power, Altan evokes the traumas and upheavals of Ottoman history, showing how—over a hundred years later—the events and wounds of that time still resonate in the tensions and contradictions of today’s Turkey.

Genre: Historical

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Paperback Editions

November 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Love in the Days of Rebellion (The Ottoman Quartet, 2)
Author(s): Ahmet Altan
ISBN: 1-60945-619-X / 978-1-60945-619-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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November 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Love in the Days of Rebellion (The Ottoman Quartet, 2)
Author(s): Ahmet Altan
ISBN: 1-78770-247-2 / 978-1-78770-247-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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November 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Love in the Days of Rebellion (The Ottoman Quartet)
Author(s): Ahmet Altan
Publisher: Europa Editions
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November 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Love in the Days of Rebellion (The Ottoman Quartet Book 2)
Author(s): Ahmet Altan
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU