"Fascinating . . . a remarkable first novel [of] people struggling to define themselves in a world that seems against them."
"A real triumph . . . Alan Drew explores, with respect and understanding, clashes between cultures, faiths, and generations. In the end, we find ourselves feeling close to the characters and their world, as it is the very world in which we live."
-Yiyun Li, author of" The Vagrants"
"Sensitive and thought-provoking, "Gardens of Water" is set in a perfectly realized Istanbul, a city where traditionalism and modernity grind together like the fragments of a collapsing building."
"-The New York Times Book Review"
"A penetrating, tightly focused novel that balances the sweetness of youth and the brooding anxieties of parenthood with a robust understanding of the Muslim-Westerner encounter."
-Leila Aboulela, author of "The Translator "
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