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<p><b>Set in the ancient city of Smyrna, this powerful novel follows the intertwining fates of four families as their peaceful city is ripped apart by the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. </b></p><p>On an orange-tinted evening in September 1905, Scheherazade is born to an opium-dazed mother in the ancient city of Smyrna. At the very same moment, a dashing Indian spy arrives in the harbour with a secret mission from the British Empire. He sails in to golden-hued spires and minarets, scents of fig and sycamore, and the cries of street hawkers selling their wares. When he leaves, seventeen years later, it will be to the heavy smell of kerosene and smoke as the city, and its people, are engulfed in flames.</p><p>But let us not rush, for much will happen between then and now. Birth, death, romance and grief are all to come as these peaceful, cosmopolitan streets are used as bargaining chips in the wake of the First World War.</p><p>Told through the intertwining fates of a Levantine, a Greek, a Turkish and an Armenian family, this unforgettable novel reveals a city, and a culture, now lost to time.</p>

ISBN
9781800246973
Imprint
Apollo
Category
Fiction
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Pages
480
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<p>Set in the ancient city of Smyrna, this historical novel follows the intertwining fates of four families as their peaceful city is ripped apart by the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.</p>

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0
Editions
ISBN
9781800246959
Format
Hardback
Title
The Silence of Scheherazade
ISBN
9781800246966
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Trade Paperback
Title
The Silence of Scheherazade
ISBN
9781800246973
Format
Paperback
Title
The Silence of Scheherazade
ISBN
9781800246980
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eBook
Title
The Silence of Scheherazade
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<p>Like Min Jin Lee's PACHINKO, this novel brings to light an important period of history through the eyes of unforgettable characters.</p>

<p>Perfect for book clubs and events – issues of race and religion, nationhood and cultural identity relevant to our world today.</p>

<p>UK debut for hugely talented author who speaks fluent English.</p>

<p>MARKET: <i>Pachinko</i>; <i>The Luminaries</i>; <i>Middlesex</i>; <i>The God of Small Things</i>.</p>

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