The Lovers

By Vendela Vida
(Ecco Press, Paperback, 9780060828400, 228pp.)

Publication Date: June 2011

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From the acclaimed author of the 2007 New York Times Notable Book Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name comes a stunning novel about the love between husbands and wives, mothers and children.

Twenty-eight years ago, Peter and Yvonne honeymooned in the beautiful coastal village of DatÇa, Turkey. Now Yvonne is a widow, her twin children grown. Hoping to immerse herself in memories of a happier timeas well as sand and seaYvonne returns to DatÇa. But her plans for a restorative week in Turkey are quickly complicated. Instead of comforting her, her memories begin to trouble her.

Overwhelmed by the past and unexpectedly dislocated by the environment, Yvonne clings to a newfound friendship with Ahmet, a local boy who makes his living as a shell collector. But a devastating accident upends her delicate peace and throws her life into chaosand her sense of self into turmoil.

With the crystalline voice and psychological nuance for which her work has been so celebrated, Vendela Vida has crafted another unforgettable heroine in a stunningly beautiful and mysterious landscape.




About the Author
VENDELA VIDA is the award-winning author of four books, most recently Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name and The Lovers, and a founding editor of Believer magazine. She is also the co-editor of Always Apprentices, a collection of interviews with writers, and Confidence or the Appearance of Confidence, a collection of interviews with musicians. She has written a number of screenplays, and is currently developing her novel Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name into a film with German director Eva Weber.
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