The Nightingale Won't Let You Sleep

The Nightingale Won't Let You Sleep

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"On the island of Cyprus, in the overgrown ruins of Varosha--a resort town abandoned since the Turkish invasion of 1974--a secret village thrives. Here, a community of resourceful exiles and refugees lives under the radar of the Turkish authorities, thanks to the good-natured, cheerfully corrupt Colonel Kaya. Each villager has his or her own cryptic reasons for hiding among the lemon and olive trees, for trying to keep the outside world at bay. Into this refuge stumbles Elias Trifannis. A shattered, sleepless Afghanistan war veteran, he has been receiving treatment on Cyprus, where he finds solace in the arms of Eylul, a beautiful Turkish journalist. But their reprieve ends in a moment of shocking brutality that drives him deep into the ruined city. There, he finds himself drawn into the lives of the villagers, with their struggles, loves and quarrels. As he begins to heal, he edges closer to the enigmatic, secretive Kaiti and learns at last to "simply belong." But just when it seems Elias has found sanctuary, events he himself set in motion have already begun to endanger it."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: (electronic)
0735232563 (paperback)
9780735232563 (paperback)
Branch Call Number: FIC HEIGHTON
Characteristics: 330 pages : maps ; 23 cm

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biblio302
Nov 21, 2017

I loved this novel. Beautiful writing style, captivating plot with interesting characters, vivid imagery of a place I had not heard of but is the perfect setting for a novel about identity and relationships. A real page turner. When I finished I couldn't wait to read another novel by Heighton and I wasn't disappointed; all his novels are terrific - give them a try!

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clarehowell
Sep 12, 2017

A wonderful read! A thriller and literary novel in one, written by a poet.

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