The Nightingale Won't Let You Sleep

The Nightingale Won't Let You Sleep

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Elias Trifannis is desperate to belong somewhere. To make his dying ex-cop father happy, he joins the military - but by the time he realises it was a terrible mistake, it's too late and a tragedy has occurred. In the aftermath, exhausted by nightmares, Elias is sent to Cyprus to recover, where he attempts to find comfort in the arms of Eylul, a beautiful Turkish journalist. But the lovers' reprieve end, driving Elias into Varosha, once a popular Greek-Cypriot resort town, abandoned since 1974. Hidden in the ruins is a community of exiles and refugees...
Publisher: Toronto : Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Canada, 2017.
ISBN: 9780735232563
Branch Call Number: FIC Heigh
Characteristics: 330 pages : maps ; 23 cm

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biblio302
Nov 21, 2017

I loved this novel. Beautiful writing style, captivating plot with interesting characters, vivid imagery of a place I had not heard of but is the perfect setting for a novel about identity and relationships. A real page turner. When I finished I couldn't wait to read another novel by Heighton and I wasn't disappointed; all his novels are terrific - give them a try!

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clarehowell
Sep 12, 2017

A wonderful read! A thriller and literary novel in one, written by a poet.

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