Planet 228

Stevie Davies reviews
Women Who Blow On Knots
by Ece Temelkuran
(translated from Turkish by Alexander Dawe)

Waterfalls of Stars

Parthian, £9.99

After a single chapter of Ece Temelkuran’s bestselling novel, I’d fallen in love. When you’re laughing and crying under a writer’s spell, and receiving these delicious aperçus that light up your inner world, and loving the characters, you’re doomed to go around buttonholing everyone you meet: ‘Let me tell you about this amazing Turkish writer.’ Temelkuran is perhaps the bravest writer we’ll ever read – the funniest, the maddest, the sanest, the most intelligent and the most original.

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