In Turkey I am Beautiful

In Turkey I am Beautiful

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Two years after his first visit, travel writer Brendan Shanahan returned to Turkey. After catching up with old friends in Istanbul, he set off on a journey in the country s secretive east where, among other adventures, he found himself in the middle of a gunfight, was propositioned by a gang of teenage boys and swam to Armenia in his underpants. Returning to Istanbul, Brendan agreed to run a friend s carpet shop. With only the dubious help of a loveable but wildly unstable drug addict, the results were occasionally disastrous, frequently hilarious and often more

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  • Paperback
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • 0522864325
  • 9780522864328

About Brendan Shanahan

Brendan Shanahan is a writer based in Sydney and Las Vegas. He writes regularly for various publications internationally and is the author of Mr Snack and The Lady Water (2013), The Secret Life of the Gold Coast (2004) and In Turkey I am Beautiful (2008). The latter was described as laugh out loud funny by the Sydney Morning Herald, named one of the best travel books ever by the Sun Herald and listed in the year s 10 best non-fiction works by ABC Radio more