Holiday Country

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$28.99  $26.96
Flatiron Books
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6.12 X 9.25 X 1.0 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

İnci Atrek holds a BA in English and creative writing from Wellesley College. Holiday Country is her first novel.


"A beautiful novel from a promising new voice." --Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot and Either/Or

"İnci Atrek's mesmerizing Holiday Country is sizzling with the heat and hurt of young adulthood, brimming over with all of the associated desires: to explore, to feel seen, to belong, and, of course, the impossible wish to turn back the hands of time. With beautiful prose that transports you to the seaside town along the Aegean Sea where young Ada spends her summers, Atrek fully entangles you into the generation-long drama overdue to unravel. This book is full of wisdom and insights about mothers, daughters, and the men who surround them and it smolders as we watch Ada do the unavoidable: become her own person." --Xochitl Gonzalez, New York Times bestselling author of Olga Dies Dreaming

"A piercing and wise novel, Holiday Country asks vital questions on identity, autonomy, fantasy, and how we may radically reimagine daughterhood and the places we come from. İnci Atrek masterfully threads a needle right through the eye of desire and duty with this spectacular book; you will be equal parts unmoored and moved long after you finish reading." --Mina Seçkin, author of The Four Humors

"Holiday Country is a gorgeous exploration of the wonder and potency of girlhood. İnci Atrek is sharp on the difficult conjunctions between desire and lineage." --Raven Leilani, New York Times bestselling author of Luster

"İnci Atrek is a tender, lush, and bold storyteller. Holiday Country is an expansive page-turner that makes the reader feel the sand, salt, and love surrounding Ada and the women who have shaped her on every page." --Nazlı Koca, author of The Applicant

"A hypnotizing and beautiful book about a young woman caught between languages and cultures, and aching to become whole, Holiday Country is painfully honest and wrenching about how desire eclipses reason. I was wholly entranced by the blistering sunshine and salt of the Aegean, by Ada's propulsive yearning to rewrite history and orchestrate her own fate, and frequently held my breath as I read. İnci Atrek has written a fiercely original and transporting coming-of-age novel with swoon-worthy prose and an unforgettable heroine." --Caitlin Barasch, author of A Novel Obsession