Ece Temelkuran on her book The sound of bananas

By Van-Nhi | December 9, 2013

"The title of the book might sound a little bit ridiculous, but actually bananas do have sounds."
Ece Temelkuran, 40, writer, Istanbul

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Summary of The Sound of Bananas

Ece Temelkuran’s ninth book and first novel The Sound of Bananas (Muz Sesleri) for several months remained among the top three best-selling books in the Turkish market, and was immediately deemed a “must-read” in Radikal Kitap, Turkey’s most relied-upon source for book reviews.

The novel opens with the phrase, “The truth was in the dust: I saw it.” This first section, a prologue of sorts, announces the writing of the story itself; hinting at the end of the novel, the prologue ends, “I can tell a story now… I can turn to dust.” “The Sounds of Bananas” takes place in the summer of 2006. It revolves around the lives of two young women: Filipina and Deniz. The novel’s chapters alternate between telling the stories of these women who seem, at first glance, to have nothing to do with one another, but whose lives are, in fact, related, though they themselves may not know it.

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  • Original title: Muz Sesleri
  • Publisher(s): Gennep
  • ISBN(‘s): 9789461641847
  • First published in: 2010

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