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Madonna in a Fur Coat

By: Maureen Freely - translator,Sabahattin Ali,Alexander Dawe - translator
Narrated by: Robert Fass
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A shy young man leaves his home in rural Turkey to learn a trade in 1920s Berlin. The city's crowded streets, thriving arts scene, passionate politics, and seedy cabarets provide the backdrop for a chance meeting with a woman, which will haunt him for the rest of his life.

Emotionally powerful, intensely atmospheric, and touchingly profound, Madonna in a Fur Coat is an unforgettable novel about new beginnings and the unfathomable nature of the human soul.

©1943 Sabahattin Ali; English-language translation copyright 2016 by Maureen Freely and Alexander Dawe (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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What a gem!

Sabahattin Ali whom I described to my son as the “Hemingway of Turkey” once again took me back to days when I used to read classics. His prose is immaculate, yet the entire theme is actually quite modern. We read the book together along with my 14 year old and enjoyed it immensely. I just wish the other books of Ali would also be translated so we can read them all.

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Wonderful story. Such a gifted writer.

I finished in one day. Beautiful love story. Highly recommended. In depth analysis of characters. Excellent translation.

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Great read!

i absolutely loved this book. so raw in feeling and true to heart. a must read.

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The story could have used more depth in describing or conveying the characters' emotions or even thoughts in what were life altering experiences. I found it lacking something... that could have made this more enjoyable and memorable. Maybe it was lost in the translation???

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A slow burn

I am not going to lie it was a slow burn but the ending was very complete no loose strings