About this book
Maureen Freely’s latest novel plunges us into the darkness of the Cuban Missile Crisis seen through the eyes of Mimi, a young girl with an overactive imagination. Playing in the background is the heady bohemian atmosphere of Istanbul’s ex-pat society.
About the author
Maureen Freely is a renowned novelist, translator and activist. She was born in the US but grew up in Turkey. Educated at Radcliffe College, Harvard University, she has spent most of her adult life in England.
She is perhaps best known for her translations of five books by the Turkish novelist and Nobel Laureate, Orhan Pamuk.
She is a professor at the University of Warwick, and currently the chair of the Translators Association. She continues to be active in PEN and other crusading organizations.
Sailing Through Byzantium is her seventh novel.