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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (125 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Perihan Magden Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781469200149
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Ali and Ramazan are two boys from very different backgrounds who land in the same Istanbul orphanage. They quickly see eye to eye and fall into a loving relationship as children, bringing light to one another and to the other orphans in their dreary adopted home. Ramazan is a charmer, the school master’s favorite (which we later learn is not such a positive thing), the clown among the boys, and the only one with a real handle on things outside the orphanage’s walls. He takes Ali under his wing, and by the time they turn eighteen and are loosed onto Istanbul's mean streets, Ali and Ramazan are a pair. What happens next is both tragic and beautiful, a testament to love finding its way even among the least visible citizens on Turkey’s mean streets. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 11/3/2013

    " a quick ready and a bit on the simple side, but hey, a gay love story set in Turkey is always worth perusing, still could have been so much better... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 9/18/2013

    " Short read. Sad story about 2 lost boys in Turkey. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anna | 10/22/2012

    " Perverse and very dumb. I only finished it because it was so short. Thought it would be about a friendship bond formed in an orphanage... nope, a homosexual love story formed in an orphanage, along with child abuse, prostitution, poverty, and drugs. Waste of time reading this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maulik | 5/17/2012

    " Is not an easy read. The relationship between Ali & Ramazan is both decrepit and pure at the same time! End, though not unexpected, is poignant. "

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About the Author

Perihan Magden has written novels, poetry, and a column in Turkey’s national daily newspaper Radikal. She is the author of several novels that have been translated into English, including Messenger Boy Murders, 2 Girls, and Ali and Ramazan. Her novels have been translated into eighteen languages, and she is an honorary member of British PEN and winner of the Grand Award for Freedom of Speech by the Turkish Publishers Association.

About the Narrator

Christopher Lane is an award-winning actor, director, and narrator. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration and recipient of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards.