Turkish Delight

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Tin House Books
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4.9 X 0.7 X 7.7 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author
Jan Wolkers was an author, sculptor, and one of the "Great Four" writers of Dutch literature. In over forty years Jan Wolkers (1925-2007) wrote a great number of novels, stories, and essays. He also worked as painter and a sculptor. The Auschwitz Monument in Wertheimpark in Amsterdam is one of his works. With his novels and stories he liberated himself and his readers from religion and the stifling and oppressive atmosphere of post war Holland. Turks fruit (Turkish Delight), 1969, also represented the sexual revolution of the sixties. Among the Protestant community his work aroused much resistance, but his success was not to be stopped. With works like Kort Amerikaans (Crew Cut), Turks Fruit (Turkish Delight), Terug naarOegstgeest (Return to Oegstgeest) and De walgvogel (The Dodo), Jan Wolkers is among the most widely translated Dutch authors.
Sam Garrett is a prolific translator of Dutch literature, twice winner of the Society of Authors' Vondel Prize for Dutch-English translation. His 2012 translation of The Dinner by Herman Koch became the most popular Dutch novel ever translated into English.
Like Henry Miller, Wolkers writes with a tremendous appetite for life and a painterly approach to the sensuous. He is a refreshing stylist.--New York Times Book Review
Juicy, hard, and sensual.--Femina Magazine
Frank and uninhibited . . . Racy, graphic, funny.--Publishers Weekly
Turkish Delight is a rare and filthy-beautiful tale that''''s funny, sad, and not full of shit. Exploding with young love, lust and longing, the poignancy of firsts, and the tragedy of time, it''''s really everything I want in a book.--Melissa Broder, author of SO SAD TODAY and LAST SEXT