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The Trojan War Museum

Audiobook
Fiction: Historical Fiction
Unabridged   6 hour(s)
Publication date: 08/20/2019

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The Trojan War Museum

and Other Stories

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684570782
Digital Download ISBN:9781684570799

Summary

A debut story collection of spectacular imaginative range and lyricism from a Pushcart Prize–winning author.

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Product Description

A debut story collection of spectacular imaginative range and lyricism from a Pushcart Prize–winning author.

In Ayse Papatya Bucak's dreamlike narratives, dead girls recount the effects of an earthquake and a chess-playing automaton falls in love. A student stops eating and no one knows whether her act is personal or political. A Turkish wrestler, a hero in the East, is seen as a brute in the West. The anguish of an Armenian refugee is "performed" at an American fund-raiser. An Ottoman ambassador in Paris amasses a tantalizing collection of erotic art. And in the masterful title story, the Greek god Apollo confronts his personal history and bewails his Homeric reputation as he tries to memorialize, and make sense of, generations of war.

A joy and a provocation, Bucak's stories confront the nature of historical memory with humor and humanity. Surreal and poignant, they examine the tension between myth and history, cultural categories and personal identity, performance and authenticity.

Author Bio

Ayse Papatya Bucak's short fiction has been selected for the O. Henry and Pushcart prizes. She lives in Delray, Florida, where she is an associate professor in the MFA program at Florida Atlantic University.