The story takes place in Turkey and USA.
In Istanbul live four generations of ladies, the grandmother, the mother Gulsum (which incidentally is also my name) her four daughters and the child born out of wedlock to the youngest of them, who is the bastard of the story, Asya.
The four sisters’ only brother Mustafa lives in USA with his American wife Rose and her daughter Amy. The father of Amy is an Armenian. Rose has married a Turk to embitter her ex-husband’s Armenian family.
Running through the novel is the theme of the hatred between the Turks and the Armenians and their different views of the 1915 incident where millions of Armenians died. The diaspora community of Armenians can never forget that, while the Turks cannot remember it. This theme that the writer wishes to standout and be the integral part of the story could have been…
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