Heartbreaking and profound, Madonna in a Fur Coat is an unforgettable novel about the mysteries of the human soul, the nature of longing, and what it truly means to be alive.
The Turkish classic of love and loss in a changing world, available in English for the first time. The soul, upon encountering its likeness, appears without even seeing the need to consult us, nor our intellect, nor our calculations. Only then do we start living. A shy young man leaves his home in rural Turkey to learn a trade in 1920s Berlin. The city's crowded streets, thriving arts scene, passionate politics and seedy cabarets provide the backdrop for a chance meeting with a woman, which will haunt him for the rest of his life. Emotionally powerful, intensely atmospheric and touchingly profound, Madonna in a Fur Coat is an unforgettable novel about learning to love, learning to live and the unfathomable nature of the human soul.