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Songs My Mother Never Taught Me

(2008)
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After the death of his overbearing mother, the privileged Arda reclines in his wealth, reflecting on his young life and on the life of his father, the famous mathematician Mürsel Ergenekon, who was murdered on Arda's fourteenth birthday. While on the other side of the city, 'your humble servant' Bedirhan has decided to pack in his ten-year career as an assassin.

Their two lives become intrinsically bound in this remarkable thriller that takes us through the streets of Istanbul. We learn that Bedirhan in fact killed Arda's father, and that they share more in common than he or we could imagine.

Meanwhile, Selçuk Altun, a former family friend, is playing a deadly game, providing Arda with clues to track down his father's killer.

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"Altun offers us three delights for the price of one: a brilliantly edgy, witty thriller that rivals Highsmith; a metaphysical puzzle that Borges would be proud to call his own; and a tale of two assassins that conveys, better than any other novel I have read, the way that money talks in Istanbul." - Maureen Freely


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Paperback Editions

July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Songs My Mother Never Taught Me
Author(s): Selcuk Altun
ISBN: 1-84659-053-1 / 978-1-84659-053-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Telegram Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Songs My Mother Never Taught Me
Author(s): Selcuk Altun
Publisher: Telegram Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA