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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'Ali's father is a Turkish circus musician performing in Kabul when Ali's mother, a young pediatrician from Melbourne, meets him in a bar. He plays the trumpet, the saz, the flute, hears voices that urge him to violence, sees angels in the skies and djinns in the street, inscribes prayers and invocations on the walls of his room, and across the suburb. Ülgezer offers a remarkable portrait of this crazed visionary, a madman and a mystic, intoxicated with hashish and Sufism, who wrecks the family, but is also an enchanted being. Ali's mother has grown up on Australia's outback frontiers - their courtship takes them from Afghanistan across Iran to Turkey and then to London where Ali is born. The novel is Ali's coming to terms with this meeting of two cultures that are at once so similar and so separate.' (Trove record)

Notes

  • Epigraph : The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They are in each other all along. rumi
  • Dedication : For my Mother and Father
  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Artarmon, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Giramondo Publishing , 2012 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 295p.
      ISBN: 9781920882907 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Narrative Parkour Kyra Giorgi , 2013- single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , February 2013;

— Review of The Memory of Salt Alice Melike Ulgezer 2012 single work novel
Adrift between Cultures Diane Stubbings , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 August 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of The Memory of Salt Alice Melike Ulgezer 2012 single work novel
Love and Madness Collide across Time and Space Kate Holden , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 September 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of The Memory of Salt Alice Melike Ulgezer 2012 single work novel
Singular Journeys Claudia Hyles , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 345 2012; (p. 56)

— Review of The Memory of Salt Alice Melike Ulgezer 2012 single work novel
Give Baroque Writing a Break Ivor Indyk , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27 - 28 October 2012; (p. 23)
Taking Turkish Delight in Cultural Growth Dmetri Kakmi , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 1 December 2012; (p. 32)

— Review of The Memory of Salt Alice Melike Ulgezer 2012 single work novel
Fiction : The Memory of Salt Jennifer Mills , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , September 2012;

— Review of The Memory of Salt Alice Melike Ulgezer 2012 single work novel
Adrift between Cultures Diane Stubbings , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 August 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of The Memory of Salt Alice Melike Ulgezer 2012 single work novel
Love and Madness Collide across Time and Space Kate Holden , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 September 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of The Memory of Salt Alice Melike Ulgezer 2012 single work novel
Singular Journeys Claudia Hyles , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 345 2012; (p. 56)

— Review of The Memory of Salt Alice Melike Ulgezer 2012 single work novel
Taking Turkish Delight in Cultural Growth Dmetri Kakmi , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 1 December 2012; (p. 32)

— Review of The Memory of Salt Alice Melike Ulgezer 2012 single work novel
Narrative Parkour Kyra Giorgi , 2013- single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , February 2013;

— Review of The Memory of Salt Alice Melike Ulgezer 2012 single work novel
Fiction : The Memory of Salt Jennifer Mills , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , September 2012;

— Review of The Memory of Salt Alice Melike Ulgezer 2012 single work novel
Give Baroque Writing a Break Ivor Indyk , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27 - 28 October 2012; (p. 23)
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    South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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    Turkey,
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    Middle East, Asia,
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    Iran,
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    Middle East, Asia,
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    England,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
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