Friday, January 12, 2018

Madonna in a Fur Coat

Madonna in a Fur Coat: a Novel / Sabahatin Ali, 200 p.

First published in the 1940s in Turkish and just now available in English.  Raif Efendi is an inexperienced young man from the Turkish provinces whose family sends him to Berlin to study German in preparation for taking over the family business.  One night in a Weimar-ish sounding cabaret, he falls in love with the enchanting singer, and a tale of woe ensues.   Referred to by The Times as "...moving and memorable...".

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