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In October 2005, only a few months after her Turkish husband and five-year-old son are detained by U.S. border patrol, Jeannie Wakefield disappears. She leaves behind in Istanbul a 53-page letter revealing a convoluted tale of political intrigue, intelligence operatives and Turkish teenage radicals, of a grisly murder and a dismembered body in a trunk. It is a grim and heartbreaking history of first loves shattered and best friends betrayed. Can Jeannie be saved? Is she as innocent as she seems?
The Overlook Press, 9781590202098, 400pp.
Publication Date: May 26, 2009
About the Author
Maureen Freely was born in the United States and grew up in Istanbul. She graduated from Harvard University and is now a journalist and a professor at the University of Warwick as well as an acclaimed translator.
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