Set in Istanbul and
beyond, the stories in Istanbul Blues are filled with Buket Uzuner’s remarkable
sensitivity and psychological insight, taking us into the memories and
imaginations of children and adults, and exploring shared history, love, and
attachment—to family, friends, lovers, and places. Uzuner’s characters share
stories that are mythical, mysterious, coincidental, witty, and full of wisdom.
In the hands of an author who is a listener as much as a teller, no matter
where they take place, these stories remind us of people we know, and