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Birds without wings /

by De Bernières, Louis.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Vintage, 2005Description: 625 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0099478986; 9780099478980.Subject(s): Islam -- Relations -- Christianity -- History -- Fiction | World War, 1914-1918 -- Turkey -- Fiction | City and town life -- Fiction | Fathers and sons -- Fiction | Soldiers -- Fiction | Turkey -- History -- Mehmed V, 1909-1918 -- Fiction | Turkey -- Social conditions -- 1288-1918 -- FictionReview: "Set against the backdrop of the collapsing Ottoman Empire, the Gallipoli campaign and the subsequent bitter struggle between Greeks and Turks, [this novel] traces the fortunes of one small community in south-west Anatolia - a town in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully for centuries. When war is declared and the outside world intrudes, the twin scourges of religion and nationalism lead to forced marches and massacres, and the peaceful fabric of life is destroyed. [This] is a novel about the personal and political costs of war, and about love: between men and women; between friends; between those who are driven to be enemies; and between Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, and Ibrahim the goatherd, who has courted her since infancy"--Back cover.
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Originally published: London: Secker & Warburg, 2004.

"Set against the backdrop of the collapsing Ottoman Empire, the Gallipoli campaign and the subsequent bitter struggle between Greeks and Turks, [this novel] traces the fortunes of one small community in south-west Anatolia - a town in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully for centuries. When war is declared and the outside world intrudes, the twin scourges of religion and nationalism lead to forced marches and massacres, and the peaceful fabric of life is destroyed. [This] is a novel about the personal and political costs of war, and about love: between men and women; between friends; between those who are driven to be enemies; and between Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, and Ibrahim the goatherd, who has courted her since infancy"--Back cover.

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