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Enigmatic old Rosa from Smyrna and the powerful Ishmael have been living for decades under the weight of a secret marked by the violence of the Asia Minor disastrous campaign. An architect’s passion for collecting, an old photograph and a blood-stained wedding dress will combine to bring their story to light. Smyrna, Aivali, Mytilene, Athens, Constantinople; the smell of the antique shops; the allure of travel; the challenge of love and mystery: this is the labyrinthine course followed by the novel’s heroes and readers as they discover that, in the end, it is the small human stories that set their seal on History. Film rights sold (Greek-Turkish production)
Yannis Yannellis was born in the island of Lesvos and studied Law at the University of Athens. He works as a Lawyer and in 2004 he was elected for the third time as a deputy of the Greek Parliament. He is the honorary consul of Holland in Lesvos. Ishmael and Rosa is his second novel.
Turkish (Kirmizi Kedi Yayinevi)