One of the most acclaimed and powerfulnovels of modern Turkeyis set across Europe, but retainsthe Turkish-Kurdish conflict at its heartA mixture of thriller, love story, political, and psycho-philosophical novel, this is a sobering, coruscating introduction to the potentially explosive situation that exists between the Kurds and the Turkish state. A bestselling author suffering from writer's block witnesses the accidental shooting of a young Kurdish woman who loses the baby she is carrying. He becomes involved with her and the twofamilies caught in the fallout of the Turkish-Kurdish conflict, eventually finding a true understanding of the situation and rediscovering his own creativity with a new moral certainty, stripped of any ideology or prejudice. But there are many gripping perspectives to this vital and ultimately uplifting story from one of Turkey's most acclaimed writers, now translated into English for the first time."
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"Baydar dares to explore the Kurdish question, one of Turkey's most sensitive cultural and political taboos, openly and sympathetically, and with the compassion required of our humanity. Turkey needs more writers like Oya Baydar and more books like "The Lost Words."" "World Literature Today Magazine""
Oya Baydar is one of Turkey's most acclaimed writers.