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Memed, my hawk
Uniform Title:
İnce Memed. 1. English
Publication Information:
New York : New York Review Books, 2005.
Physical Description:
10 books (xiii, 371 pages) in a cloth bag ; 16 x 18 cm. + 1 reading group guide folder.
General Note:
Originally published: London : Collins and Harvill Press, 1961.

A cloth bag containing 10 copies of the title and a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders.
Geographic Term:
Memed, a high-spirited, kindhearted boy, grows up in a desperately poor mountain village whose inhabitants are kept in virtual slavery by the local landlord. Determined to escape from the life of toil and humiliation to which he has been born, he flees but is caught, tortured, and nearly killed. When at last he does get away, it is to set up as a roving brigand, celebrated in song, who could be a liberator to his people - unless, like the thistles that cover the mountain slopes of his native region, his character has taken an irremediably harsh and unforgiving form. A tale of high adventure and lyrical celebration, tenderness and violence, generosity and ruthlessness, Memed, My Hawk is the defining achievement of one of the greatest and most beloved of living writers, Yashar Kemal. It is reissued here with a new introduction by the author on the fiftieth anniversary of its first publication.


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Book club kit KT FICTION YAS 1 1

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