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by Heighton, Steven

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TitleThe nightingale won't let you sleep
Author / Responsible partyHeighton, Steven
GenreHistorical fiction.
TopicsHistorical fiction. Romance. Cultural identity -- Fiction. War -- Fiction. Buried treasure -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


Cyprus. In the overgrown ruins of Varosha--a resort town abandoned since the Turkish invasion of 1974--a secret village thrives. A community of resourceful exiles and refugees lives under the radar of the Turkish authorities, thanks to the good-natured and corrupt Colonel Kaya. Each villager has his or her own reasons for hiding there and for trying to keep the outside world at bay. Into this refuge stumbles Elias Trifannis. A shattered Afghan war veteran, he has been receiving treatment on Cyprus, where he finds solace in the arms of Eylul, a beautiful Turkish journalist. But their reprieve ends in a moment of shocking brutality that drives him to the ruined city. There, he finds himself drawn into the lives of the villagers, with their struggles, loves and quarrels. As he begins to heal, he edges closer to the enigmatic, secretive Kaiti and learns at last to "simply belong." But just when it seems Elias has found sanctuary, events he himself set in motion have already begun to endanger it.

Additional Information

System control numberS12886
Original Print PublisherToronto : Hamish Hamilton Canada, 2017.
NarratorDeborah Kipp.
Narrator NameDeborah Kipp.
Participant or performer noteDeborah Kipp.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator