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Gardens of Water - A Novel

Alan Drew

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Powerful, emotional, and beautifully written, Alan Drew's stunning first novel brings to life two unforgettable families-one Kurdish, one American-and the sacrifice and love that bind them together. In a small town outside Istanbul, Sinan Basioglu, a devout Muslim, and his wife, Nilüfer, are preparing for their nine-year-old son's coming-of-age ceremony. Their headstrong fifteen-year-old daughter, İrem, resents the attention her brother, Ismail, receives from their parents. For her, there was no such festive observance-only the wrapping of her head in a dark scarf and strict rules that keep her hidden away from boys and her friends. But even before the night of the celebration, İrem has started to change, to the dismay of her Kurdish father. What Sinan doesn't know is that much of her transformation is due to her secret relationship with their neighbor, Dylan, the seventeen-year-old American son of expatriate teachers. İrem sees Dylan as the gateway to a new life, one that will free her from the confines of conservative Islam. Yet the young man's presence and Sinan's growing awareness of their relationship affirms Sinan's wish to move his family to the safety of his old village, a place where his children would be sheltered from the cosmopolitan temptations of Istanbul, and where, as the civil war in the south wanes, he hopes to raise his children in the Kurdish tradition. But when a massive earthquake hits in the middle of the night, the Basioglu family is faced with greater challenges. Losing everything, they are forced to forage for themselves, living as refugees in their own country. And their survival becomes dependent on their American neighbors, to whom they are unnervingly indebted. As love develops between İrem and Dylan, Sinan makes a series of increasingly dangerous decisions that push him toward a betrayal that will change everyone's lives forever. The deep bonds among father, son, and daughter; the tension between honoring tradition and embracing personal freedom; the conflict between cultures an

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Bramhall

Length:

11h 21m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:42


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:13


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:15


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:16


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:32


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:40


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:22


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:17


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:36


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:18


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:27


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:19


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:17


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:26


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:43


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:23


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:48


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:53


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:42


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:26


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:41


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:36


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:37


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:08


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:04


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:02


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:12


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:14


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

01:25


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:05


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:54


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:46


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:44


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:23


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:34


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:49


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:19


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:00


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:04


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:20


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:02


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:59


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:59


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:50


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:49


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:25


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:45


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:04


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:31


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:42


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:40


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:48


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:01


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:37


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:16


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:16


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

02:58


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:18


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

02:52


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:28


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:07


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:28


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:49


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:13


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:35


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:01


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:36


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:03


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:26


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:00


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:01


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:29


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:19


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:09


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:09


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:02


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:27


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:55


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

02:44


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

02:17


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:12


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:35


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:00


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:57


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:44


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:30


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:53


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:18


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:42


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:42


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:09


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:06


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:54


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:10


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:31


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:20


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:38


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

03:11


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:50


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:43


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:20


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:31


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:32


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:01


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:24


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:26


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

00:32