Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival6th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 29 - May 13, 2007

 

READING FROM "THE SULTAN'S SEAL" BY AUTHOR JENNY WHITE

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 17    5:30pm    
UMass Club, 225 Franklin Street, Boston 

 

Named one of the top ten first novels of 2007

Finalist for the Crime Writers' Association's Ellis Peters Historical Crime Award


"A wonderful read...about the exotic and fascinating world of the late Ottoman Empire. Of the highest quality." --
Iain Pears, author of An Instance of the Fingerpost


"A fascinating portrait of Turkey at a time of fateful transition." -- London 
Literary Review

JENNY WHITE WILL READ FROM HER NOVEL THE SULTAN'S SEAL AND TALK ABOUT HER EXPERIENCES IN TURKEY


It is 1886, Istanbul. The naked body of an Englishwoman washes ashore, wearing a pendant inscribed with the sultan's seal. Kamil Pasha, a magistrate in the new secular courts, must uncover her murderer, while treading lightly around the empire's rulers and the foreigners trying to tear it apart. A gripping tale of adventure that transports the reader to nineteenth-century Turkey, this novel is also a lyrical meditation on the contradictory desires of the human soul.


Jenny White is a professor of anthropology at Boston University and the author of numerous nonfiction works on Turkish society and politics. The Sultan’s Seal is her first novel. A sequel, The Abyssinian Proof, will be published next February.

Co-presented with W.W. Norton & Company


 

 
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