“Madonna in a fur coat” by Sabahattin Ali
A long, slow and burning story. We were thinking where is this book going? And halfway through the book, the narrative picks up and reveals the plot to the reader. A dark and secretive protagonist reveals a story for the reader that continues towards a crescendo with devastating consequences. I could not help but wonder if this story was a passionate romance story or a story about the utmost levels of human selfishness. This is not a “light, page turner” but a dark and complicated romance like a box of dark and rich chocolate. Reader you decide but take your time reading the book.
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