In the twenty-seven
short stories of this collection one can see the colourful traces of the people
that have lived in the city of Istanbul throughout the centuries, penetrating
its every corner. Drowned in the details of everyday life, Istanbul is enriched
by the female perspectives featured in the collection. And we may very well
encounter our own Istanbul as we travel between the lines of these stories.
Reading Istanbul, a city with hundreds of years of history and cultural
richness and which has experienced deep political and social change, through
the eyes of these authors, will be to experience it intimately, differently and
memorably. Istanbul is more than just a setting; it is in itself the
protagonist (or antagonist!) of the stories.