SERENADE FOR NADIA
Serenade For Nadia, the number one bestseller in Turkey in 2011, reached 335,000 copies in sales, was translated into several languages, and published in countries such as Germany by Klett-Cotta.
Praise for "Serenade for Nadia"
"A great book about a lifelong love." - Karen Kruger (Frankfurter Allgemeiner Zeitung)
“This book, which is a well-written thriller, is preoccupied with the past in order to tell the story of the Turkish present” - Christiane Schlötzer - (Süddeutsche Zeitung )
“The title of this epic book is 'Serenade', but compositionally it is a symphony that reads like a classic." - Achim Engelberg (Neue Zurcher Zeitung)
" ... An exciting and informative book that you will not be able to put down. " - Ekkehart Rudolph (Stuttgarter Zeitung)
" ... An immensely thrilling novel " - Barbara Frischmuth (The Press)
Set in modern-day Istanbul, Serenade tells the poignant story of Maximilian Wagner, an elderly German-born Harvard professor who revisits the scene of a tragedy where he has lost his beloved wife, Nadia, during the Second World War, when Struma--the ship carrying nearly 800 Jewish refugees from Romania to Palestine--was torpedoed by the Russians on the Black Sea Coast of Turkey.