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The hero of the play, super-rich Aydin Tuna, is one of the country's most successful businessmen. He bases his life on money and power, until the day he finds out that he has an untreatable illness. In this play, Yakup Almelek reformulates the dilemma of health or wealth in a contemporary setting. Aydin Tuna notices that money and power are of no use without health. In his desperation, he starts to reorder his life on his own terms. He unites his efforts to be himself again, purified of past mistakes, with his search for a cure. The little things that he had not been able to see until then suddenly gain new meaning in his life, and together with the urge to settle scores with his past, they take him to Sicily, where the happiness, health, and love that no wealth or knowledge can ever give are waiting for him in a humble guesthouse in a little village. Because nothing of his former life, a life where he had become a symbol of power and where he thought he held sway over everything, remains, because he has broken the cycle with a human approach, he reaches a point far surpassing all his hopes.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 151 pages
  • 149.86 x 208.28 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • English
  • 9944070920
  • 9789944070928

About Yakup Almelek

Yakup Almelek was born in Ankara in 1936 and attended Ankara College. After finishing high school, he moved to Istanbul with his family in 1955. He graduated from the School of Economics and Commerce in Istanbul and spent six months in Boston working for the Boston Gas Company. In 1967, he founded his own company, now in its forty-first year. Ever since middle school, he has written poetry, verse, marches, stories, newspaper articles and plays. While he was still at school, one of his articles won a competition and was published in Cumhuriyet newspaper. In the years that followed, more of his writing appeared in the newspaper. He now writes a regular column for Salom. One of his short stories has been turned into a film and three of his plays – The Businessman, The Awakening and The Governess – have been staged. Yakup Almelek is married with two children.
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