The Highly Unreliable Account of the History of a Madhouse

Ayfer Tunç

Translated by Feyza Howell

Istros Books



ISBN: 9781912545070


Publication date: 12 March 2020



The Highly
Unreliable Account of the Brief History of a Madhouse
is an ever-expanding
novel that moves at a dizzying pace. A literary panorama of Turkey that defies
boundaries spatial or temporal: one end in the 19th century, and the other in
the 21st. A book of ‘human landscapes’ that startles anew with a completely unexpected
turn of events, immediately after deceiving the reader into thinking the end of
a plot line might be in sight.

The novel starts in a small-town mental asylum with its back to
the Black Sea, and weaves its way through a highly entertaining chain of
interlinked lives, each link a complex and bewildering personality. The Highly Unreliable Account… follows
the trails of political and social milestones left on individual lives across a
span of nearly a century.