The Ghosts of Smyrna by Loren Edizel

The Ghosts of Smyrna

byLoren Edizel

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The Ghosts of Smyrna is a historical novel which tells the story of the events leading to the great fire of Smyrna (Izmir) in 1922, through the trials and tribulations of a Levantine family caught up in the turmoil. The fire, which destroyed not only a beautiful and ancient city but also a multicultural way of life that had blossomed there over centuries, occurred at the end of the war of independence led by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk against the occupying European countries. The story takes place in the period between World War I and the great fire that destroyed the city

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Loren Edizelwas born in Izmir, Turkey and has lived in Canada most of her life.The Ghosts of Smyrnawas published in Turkey in 2008 by Senocak Yayinlari (trans. Roza Hakmen) and a short story "The Conch" appeared (November 2009) in Turkish translation as part of an anthology entitled Izmir in Women's Stories. "The Imam's Daughter" was p...
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Title:The Ghosts of SmyrnaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.77 × 5.81 × 0.53 inPublished:November 1, 2013Publisher:Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1927494222

ISBN - 13:9781927494226

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Praise for Adrift by Loren Edizel "Adrift pushes at the limits of possibility by asking the reader to accept the impossible... In so doing, it reveals a reality of a higher order, a plane of existence upon which all of us are connected, however alienated our experience of the world might be. Like a Murakami novel, Adrift mixes the spectacular with the mundane to highlight the wondrous qualities of ordinary reality."--Maple Tree Literary Supplement