A Retake on War: Ruya 2

 

"For those who like epic novels, Stamboli's Ruya is a treasure box; an absorbing story evoking the aesthetic of a series of sepia photographs." (Translated from the Turkish daily Sabah)

 

"Loosely based on a true story, Neslihan Stamboli's novel will capture your imagination, touching your deepest emotions." (Translated from the Turkish daily Posta)

 

"The multi-layered braid of Neslihan Stamboli's narrative gives the reader the curiosity to read on while the clarity of her storytelling makes this epic novel a compelling read." (Translated from the Turkish daily Radikal)

 

 

A Retake On War, Neslihan Stamboli

 

London, 2008.

Ruya's book, A Hungarian Rhapsody, is being made into a film. They are shooting the second part of her novel, which is a retake on the war years and focuses on Ruya's great uncle fighting against the Nazis in Budapest, a city swarming with spies, resistance fighters, hunters and helpers of Jews, betrayers and heroes.

During the emotionally taxing shoot, Ruya finds herself in a tempestuous relationship with the leading actor while clues reveal themselves guiding her to the secrets in the life of her great-grandmother Alexandra.

 

 

 

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