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The Bridge of the Golden Horn

Author: Emine Sevgi Özdamar; Martin Chalmers
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1966, at the age of sixteen, the unnamed heroine leaves her native Istanbul and signs up as a migrant worker in Germany. Lying about her age, she gets works on an assembly line in West Berlin making radios, and lives in a women's factory hostel. This novel is a witty, picaresque account of a precocious teenager refusing to become wise; of a hectic four years lived between Berlin and Istanbul; of a young woman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: General fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emine Sevgi Özdamar; Martin Chalmers
ISBN: 9781852429324 1852429321
OCLC Number: 156891517
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Originally published in German under title: Die Brücke vom Goldenen Horn (Köln : Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 1998).
Description: xi, 258 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Brücke vom Goldenen Horn.
Responsibility: Emine Sevgi Özdamar ; translated by Martin Chalmers.

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In 1966, at the age of 16, the unnamed heroine lies about her age and signs up as a migrant worker in Germany. She leaves Istanbul, works on an assembly line in West Berlin making radios, and lives  Read more...

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