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Against the Storm

Gaye Hicyilmaz
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571194964
Date Published
07.12.1998
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Summary

Mehmet does not understand why his family wants to leave their beautiful, blossom-filled village to move to the city. Their new home on the hills around Ankara is in the shanty-town, and there Mehmet must learn different ways of surviving life on the streets – fast. He makes new friends, like Muhlis, who deals in scrap, and rediscovers his boyhood companion Hayri, now starving and desperate. Through their eyes, Mehmet begins to recognise the trap that poverty has sprung around them – and he forges plans to escape to a better life.

An enthralling and unforgettable story about poverty and injustice, from award-winning novelist Gaye Hiçyilmaz.

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Gaye Hicyilmaz lived in Turkey for many years, much of that time in the city of Ankara, which provided the setting for her first children’s book, Against the Storm. Inspired by a true story in the Turkish press, it was first published in England, where it was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award in the children’s fiction category and was runner-up…

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