Broken Rhapsody

Broken Rhapsody : Ruya 1

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Istanbul, 2004. Ruya, an embittered young woman, decides to write a book that is to change her life. Her novel, "A Hungarian Rhapsody," takes her back to 1915, to a little town in northern Italy, then to Budapest, to the life of a little girl: Alex, her great-grandmother. Alex's story unfolds through a world war, the loss of her father, an impossible love affair, marriage to a man she does not love and a life in Istanbul where she soon feels imprisoned. As Ruya writes her book, the discovery of her family's past shows her the way to her transformation, to how she can, if she dares, forgive herself for her greatest loss and cure her aching heart.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 23.88mm | 639.56g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514818221
  • 9781514818220

About Neslihan Stamboli

Neslihan Stamboli is Turkish and Hungarian by birth, Italian by heart and English by formation. Her love of letters was not love at first sight. It took her a degree in finance, a brief career in banking, another degree in French Literature from the University of London and an attempt to study psychology, together with years of translation (and with three marriages and a daughter into the bargain) before she wrote her first book. "White," portraying a contemporary psychological approach to Samkhya philosophy, was published in 2007. "Ruya," an epic novel, followed suit in three volumes: "Broken Rhapsody," "A Retake on War" and "Csardas."
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