The Abode of Bliss (Paperback)
Ten Stories for Adam
Lethe Press, 9781590212462, 282pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2011
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Explaining himself to himself and the boy he loves, Ziya tells Adam the stories of his life: A bilingual childhood and years in cosmopolitan Istanbul, city of the world's desire, and the Aegean resort of Bodrum. A bewildering trip by ship and train and jet across Europe and the Atlantic to college in America, that strange and terrifying country. Friendships, passionate affairs, one-night stands, rape--a richly dissatisfying erotic education. A wedding, a death, an act of inexplicable violence--a meeting. Intricate as Ottoman miniatures, Ziya's stories reveal a world unexpected: the world we live in.
Praise For The Abode of Bliss: Ten Stories for Adam…
"Waiting 15 years to read something new from Alex Jeffers was well worth it. This collection is a treasure chest of perfectly-polished gems, each one radiating an inner beauty brought out by evocative prose, rich characterizations, and a strong sense of place. A rare treat indeed, it is over all too soon and leaves you longing for more." -- Michael Thomas Ford, author of What We Remember
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