Endgame

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Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Europa Editions
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.3 X 1.3 X 8.2 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781609453770
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About the Author

Ahmet Altan, one of today's most important Turkish writers, was arrested in September 2016 for his work as a journalist. An advocate for Kurdish and Armenian minorities and a central figure in the Turkish cultural world (Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk has written about his arrest and signed a open letter calling for his release), he is the author of five successful novels. The first, published when he was twenty-seven years old, won the Grand Prix from the Akademi Publishing House. In 2009 he received the prestigious Freedom and Future of the Media Prize from the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig and in 2011 he received the International Hrant Dink Award. The international bestseller Endgame is his English-language debut.

Reviews

International praise for Endgame
"Endgame is a rare beast: a mystery adventure in the age of internet, of such intimately written humanity that it transcends genre, time and place. If Steinbeck had written The Godfather it might have read like this."
DBC Pierre, author of Vernon God Little
"Endgame is deeply political. It is populated by characters who try to grab that hypothetical treasure on the hill and in so doing tear their local paradise apart. Altan has a deep understanding of what drives them on. It is all very serious but also great fun."
The Guardian
"A deeply compelling and immersive narrative about love, desire, loneliness and landscape. Ahmet Altan is one of the foremost voices in Turkish literature and has much to say to the world."
Elif Shafak, author of The Bastard of Istanbul and The Architect's Apprentice
"An impassioned, captivating dance, a waltz between death and desire that does not release you for even a single moment."
Philippe Sands, author of East West Street
"Endgame is a complex and immensely readable book insightful, disturbing, irritating and riveting."
Andrea Wulf, author of the Invention of Nature
"Extraordinary, delicious, wise."
Linn Ullmann, author of The Cold Song"
International praise for Endgame

-A gripping existential thriller in the vein of Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games (2006).-
--Kirkus Reviews

-Atlan's work is at once atmospheric and distant [...]. Each of the threads are artfully crafted and do come together nicely by the end, as promised. Atlan's characters are, at times, difficult to penetrate, but his story is pointed, enigmatic, and difficult to forget.-
--Publishers Weekly
-Endgame is a rare beast: a mystery adventure in the age of internet, of such intimately written humanity that it transcends genre, time and place. If Steinbeck had written The Godfather it might have read like this.-
--DBC Pierre, author of Vernon God Little
-Endgame is deeply political. It is populated by characters who try to grab that hypothetical treasure on the hill and in so doing tear their local paradise apart. Altan has a deep understanding of what drives them on. It is all very serious but also great fun.-
--The Guardian
-A deeply compelling and immersive narrative about love, desire, loneliness and landscape. Ahmet Altan is one of the foremost voices in Turkish literature and has much to say to the world.-
--Elif Shafak, author of The Bastard of Istanbul and The Architect's Apprentice
-An impassioned, captivating dance, a waltz between death and desire that does not release you for even a single moment.-
--Philippe Sands, author of East West Street
-Endgame is a complex and immensely readable book--insightful, disturbing, irritating and riveting.-
--Andrea Wulf, author of the Invention of Nature
-Extraordinary, delicious, wise.-
--Linn Ullmann, author of The Cold Song
Praise for Endgame

"Existential questions perfectly blended with atmosphere and rat-a-tat prose; highly recommended."
--Library Journal (Starred Review)
"A gripping existential thriller in the vein of Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games (2006)."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Atlan's work is at once atmospheric and distant [...]. Each of the threads are artfully crafted and do come together nicely by the end, as promised. Atlan's characters are, at times, difficult to penetrate, but his story is pointed, enigmatic, and difficult to forget."
--Publishers Weekly
"Endgame is a rare beast: a mystery adventure in the age of internet, of such intimately written humanity that it transcends genre, time and place. If Steinbeck had written The Godfather it might have read like this."
--DBC Pierre, author of Vernon God Little
"Endgame is deeply political. It is populated by characters who try to grab that hypothetical treasure on the hill and in so doing tear their local paradise apart. Altan has a deep understanding of what drives them on. It is all very serious but also great fun."
--The Guardian
"A deeply compelling and immersive narrative about love, desire, loneliness and landscape. Ahmet Altan is one of the foremost voices in Turkish literature and has much to say to the world."
--Elif Shafak, author of The Bastard of Istanbul and The Architect's Apprentice
"An impassioned, captivating dance, a waltz between death and desire that does not release you for even a single moment."
--Philippe Sands, author of East West Street
"Endgame is a complex and immensely readable book--insightful, disturbing, irritating and riveting."
--Andrea Wulf, author of the Invention of Nature
"Extraordinary, delicious, wise."
--Linn Ullmann, author of The Cold Song
Praise for Endgame
"Although it offers an implicit critique of Turkey's corrupt justice system, Endgame is also comic and charmingly absurd, largely due to the reckless efforts of its characters to get even."
--The Washington Post

"Existential questions perfectly blended with atmosphere and rat-a-tat prose; highly recommended."
--Library Journal (Starred Review)
"A gripping existential thriller in the vein of Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games (2006)."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Atlan's work is at once atmospheric and distant [...]. Each of the threads are artfully crafted and do come together nicely by the end, as promised. Atlan's characters are, at times, difficult to penetrate, but his story is pointed, enigmatic, and difficult to forget."
--Publishers Weekly
"Endgame is a rare beast: a mystery adventure in the age of internet, of such intimately written humanity that it transcends genre, time and place. If Steinbeck had written The Godfather it might have read like this."
--DBC Pierre, author of Vernon God Little
"Endgame is deeply political. It is populated by characters who try to grab that hypothetical treasure on the hill and in so doing tear their local paradise apart. Altan has a deep understanding of what drives them on. It is all very serious but also great fun."
--The Guardian
"A deeply compelling and immersive narrative about love, desire, loneliness and landscape. Ahmet Altan is one of the foremost voices in Turkish literature and has much to say to the world."
--Elif Shafak, author of The Bastard of Istanbul and The Architect's Apprentice
"An impassioned, captivating dance, a waltz between death and desire that does not release you for even a single moment."
--Philippe Sands, author of East West Street
"Endgame is a complex and immensely readable book--insightful, disturbing, irritating and riveting."
--Andrea Wulf, author of the Invention of Nature
"Extraordinary, delicious, wise."
--Linn Ullmann, author of The Cold Song
Praise for Endgame

"Although it offers an implicit critique of Turkey's corrupt justice system, Endgame is also comic and charmingly absurd, largely due to the reckless efforts of its characters to get even."
--The Washington Post

"Existential questions perfectly blended with atmosphere and rat-a-tat prose; highly recommended."
--Library Journal (Starred Review)

"A gripping existential thriller in the vein of Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games (2006)."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Atlan's work is at once atmospheric and distant [...]. Each of the threads are artfully crafted and do come together nicely by the end, as promised. Altan's characters are, at times, difficult to penetrate, but his story is pointed, enigmatic, and difficult to forget."
--Publishers Weekly

"Endgame is a rare beast: a mystery adventure in the age of internet, of such intimately written humanity that it transcends genre, time and place. If Steinbeck had written The Godfather it might have read like this."
--DBC Pierre, author of Vernon God Little

"Endgame is deeply political. It is populated by characters who try to grab that hypothetical treasure on the hill and in so doing tear their local paradise apart. Altan has a deep understanding of what drives them on. It is all very serious but also great fun."
--The Guardian

"A deeply compelling and immersive narrative about love, desire, loneliness and landscape. Ahmet Altan is one of the foremost voices in Turkish literature and has much to say to the world."
--Elif Shafak, author of The Bastard of Istanbul and The Architect's Apprentice

"Altan pushes the tropes of detective fiction into existentialist territory."
--The New Yorker, Briefly Noted

"An impassioned, captivating dance, a waltz between death and desire that does not release you for even a single moment."
--Philippe Sands, author of East West Street

"Endgame is a complex and immensely readable book--insightful, disturbing, irritating and riveting."
--Andrea Wulf, author of the Invention of Nature

"Extraordinary, delicious, wise."
--Linn Ullmann, author of The Cold Song