Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Seven Houses by Alev Lytle Croutier
Alev Lytle Croutier
2002, Washington Square Press, New York
Story of a family in Turkey spanning four generations (1918-1997). The book focuses on the women and their lives, culture and history.
The premise of this book - of having the houses tell the stories - is interesting, but not done well. It could have made the book very unique if it had been carried out properly. I did like the writing style however, it's like the reader is viewing things through a veil. And the stories of the family along with the Turkish culture are fascinating.
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