Book Of Trances: A Novel Of Magic Recitals by Güneli Gün


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Julian Friedmann Publishers, 1979. 

'Recitals are a Middle Eastern form of telling different tales which proceed in chronological order. According to the ancients not even the gods could alter the past. But this is the task Güneli Gün takes upon herself. Metaphors, like trances, liberate perception from its old, rigid form; what is required of the reader is a suspension of belief about "the way things are".

'A shrewd and magical Turkish-American story-teller, sired by Gabriel García Márquez upon Scheherazade.' - John Barth