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Book Launch: Ece Temelkuran, “The Time of Mute Swans”
May 16 @ 8:00 pmFree
The Last Bookstore is pleased to present Ece Temelkuran and her recent novel The Time of Mute Swans. Join us to book launch and discussion with Ece Temelkuran. Moderated by Asli Ü. Bâli, Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, Faculty Director of the UCLA Law Promise Institute for Human Rights, and Director of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies.
Ankara, the capital city in the heart of Turkey at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, East and West, is a hotspot in the Cold War, torn between communism and conservatism, Western freedoms and traditional ways, with an army fearful of democracy and a government that employs thugs and torture to enforce law and order. In the summer of 1980, tensions are building. Homes of the poor are being burnt down. Armed revolutionaries on college campuses battle right-wings militias in the city’s neighborhoods. The lines between good and bad, right and wrong, and beautiful and ugly are blurred by shed blood.
Genre: Historical Fiction