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    DescriptionSet against the backdrop of the collapsing Ottoman Empire, the Gallipoli campaign and the subsequent bitter struggle between Greeks and Turks, Birds Without Wings traces the fortunes of one small community in south-west Anatolia - a town in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully for centuries. When war is declared and the outside world intrudes, the twin scourges of religion and nationalism lead to forced marches and massacres, and the peaceful fabric of life is destroyed. Birds Without Wings is a novel about the personal and political costs of war, and about love: between men and women; between friends; between those who are driven to be enemies; and between Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, and Ibrahim the Goatherd, who has courted her since infancy. Epic in sweep, intoxicating in its sensual detail, it is an enchanting masterpiece.


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    Title
    Birds without Wings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Louis de Bernieres
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 640
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 470 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099478980
    ISBN 10: 0099478986
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    11 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Louis de Bernieres is the best-selling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin. His most recent novels are Birds Without Wings and A Partisan's Daughter.
    Review quote
    "A more ambitious novel than Captain Corelli, and a better one" Financial Times "A mesmerising patchwork of horror, humour and humanity" Independent "A magnificent, poetic, colossal novel... Superbly written... It is, in every sense, a sublime book" Irish Times "His most serious and ambitious achievement to date" Times Literary Supplement "Pleasurable... Like Steinbeck, de Bernieres deserves praise for his imaginative sympathy" Independent on Sunday