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The Resource The nightingale won't let you sleep, Steven Heighton

The nightingale won't let you sleep, Steven Heighton

Label
The nightingale won't let you sleep
Title
The nightingale won't let you sleep
Statement of responsibility
Steven Heighton
Title variation
nightingale wont let you sleep
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On the island of Cyprus, in the overgrown ruins of Varosha--a resort town abandoned since the Turkish invasion of 1974--a secret village thrives. Here, a community of resourceful exiles and refugees lives under the radar of the Turkish authorities, thanks to the good-natured, cheerfully corrupt Colonel Kaya. Each villager has his or her own cryptic reasons for hiding among the lemon and olive trees, for trying to keep the outside world at bay. Into this refuge stumbles Elias Trifannis. A shattered, sleepless Afghanistan war veteran, he has been receiving treatment on Cyprus, where he finds solace in the arms of Eylul, a beautiful Turkish journalist. But their reprieve ends in a moment of shocking brutality that drives him deep into the ruined city. There, he finds himself drawn into the lives of the villagers, with their struggles, loves and quarrels. As he begins to heal, he edges closer to the enigmatic, secretive Kaiti and learns at last to "simply belong." But just when it seems Elias has found sanctuary, events he himself set in motion have already begun to endanger it."--
Summary
Elias Trifannis, a shattered Afghanistan war veteran, is receiving treatment on Cyprus, where he finds himself drawn into the lives of the villagers, with their struggles, loves and quarrels. As he learns the stories of the people, he begins to heal. However, events he himself set in motion have already begun to endanger it.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563577
Cataloging source
NLC
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1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heighton, Steven
Dewey number
C813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Refugees
  • Afghans
  • Women journalists
  • Exiles
  • Families
  • Parent and child
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Afghans
  • Exiles
  • Families
  • Parent and child
  • Refugees
  • Women journalists
  • Varōsia (Famagusta, Cyprus)
  • Cyprus
  • Cyprus
  • Cyprus
  • Cyprus
Target audience
adult
Label
The nightingale won't let you sleep, Steven Heighton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1827227
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9780735232563
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780735232563
  • (OCoLC)952647427
Label
The nightingale won't let you sleep, Steven Heighton
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1827227
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9780735232563
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780735232563
  • (OCoLC)952647427

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