ISBN 9780747596578,Gardens Of Water

Gardens Of Water


Alan Drew


Bloomsbury Books



Bloomsbury Books

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780747596578

ISBN-10 0747596573


Number of Pages 352 Pages
Language (English)


Turkey, 1999. A devastating earthquake brings Istanbul crumbling to the ground, ripping apart the fragile stability of Sinan?s world. His family home becomes a makeshift tent in a camp run by Western missionaries whom he stubbornly distrusts, and he soon finds himself struggling to protect his family?s honour and values. As he becomes a helpless witness to his daughter?s dangerous infatuation with a young American, Sinan takes a series of drastic decisions with unforeseeable consequences. Cultures clash, political and religious tensions mount, and Sinan?s actions spiral into a powerful and heartbreaking conclusion. About the Author Alan Drew graduated from the Iowa Writers? Workshop in 2004. His short fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train and elsewhere. He lived in Turkey for three years, and was there at the time of the 1999 earthquake. He lives and teaches in Cincinnati, USA. Gardens of Water, published by Bloomsbury in June 2008, is an incredibly powerful debut novel about a family caught up in the tragic earthquake in Istanbul in 1999