The Missing Rose
By Serdar Ozkan
(Tarcher, Paperback, 9780399162305, 224pp.)
Publication Date: December 27, 2012
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The international bestseller—published in more than forty languages! A twenty-first-century parable in the tradition of The Alchemist, The Little Prince, and Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
The Missing Rose is the story of Diana, a willful young woman who, following the death of her mother, sets out on a quest to find the twin she never knew she had. Although she is both beautiful and wealthy, Diana is confused and angry with life. Her overwhelming desire for approval has caused her to let go of her dreams, and now she does not know who she really is.
Diana’s search for her twin, Mary, leads her to a magical garden in Istanbul, where she learns the philosophy of roses. Later at home, by the sea in Rio, she meets the enigmatic artist Matthias, who also challenges her understanding of the world.
An enchanting and multilayered tale of chance encounters, magical gardens, vibrant cityscapes, and transformative learning, The Missing Rose is a profound modern-day fable about the wisdom of the heart.
Serdar Ozkan attended Robert College in Istanbul. He completed his university education in the United States, where he earned his BA in business administration and psychology at Lehigh University. He has been a full-time novelist since 2002.
"What a fantastic book."--Paulo Coehlo, author of THE ALCHEMIST
"If you like books such as The Alchemist and The Little Prince you will love The Missing Rose." —Time Out UK
"[Ozkan's] book is a modern fable, profound and wise—similar to the masterpiece The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry." —Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Germany
"What this novel does is so magnificent. One could say that this book has the power to unite us." —TVA Television, Canada
"His name is already being mentioned together with Paulo Colho, Richard Bach and even Saint Exupéry. . ." —Corriere della Sera, Italy
"Turk's Little Prince charms the whole world." —Helsinki Sanomat, Finland
"A major global success. Compulsory reading for all who are thrilled by The Alchemist, The Little Prince, and Jonathan Livingston Seagull." —Air Beletrina, Slovenia
"The Missing Rose is a bridge between East and West." —Vijesti, Serbia