The Long White Cloud - Gallipoli - Buket Uzuner
A young New-Zealender woman coming to Gallipoli to find the lost grave of the great-grandfather who died in the Battle of Gallipoli, and the stunning eighty-five year old secret of a Turkish granny strolling in the Gallipoli National Park with her cane...
The terrifying lesson Ottoman Lieutenant Ali Osman bey and ANZAC (Australian and New Zealander Army Corps) Private Alistair John Taylor teach manking together...
The great test for mankind that no nation is yet ready to include in history books: Could the same man be a hero in two conflicting countries in the same war? Or, is history a text that can be read linearly? Besides, should history be re-written?
Buket Uzuner accomplishes another masterpiece at the zenith of her career as a novelist.
"Buket Uzuner narrates the East-West conflict that stretches from Homer to Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror, from Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and from Mustafa Kemal Ataturk to date, and the universal characteristics of man as a protagonist along the axis of this conflict, as witnessed by Gallipoli, in an epic language."
Prof. Emre Kongar
"The Long Whide Cloud-Gallipoli is a thrilling innovation in Turkish novel-writing. Very few writers in world literature have succeeded to turn the meaninglessness and mystery of war, and its miracle of connecting people beyond emmity into a page-turner. While forcing the limits of a novel, Buket Uzuner's work is also a challenge to cinema. Enthralling!"
Prof. Talat Halman