Yashim is no ordinary detective. It's not that he's particularly brave. Or that he cooks so well, or reads French novels. Not even that his best friend is the Ambassador from Poland, whose country has vanished from the map.
Yashim is a eunuch.
As the Sultan plans a series of radical reforms to his empire, a concubine is strangled in the palace harem. And a young cadet is found butchered in the streets of Istanbul.
Delving deep into the city's crooked alleyways, and deeper still into its tumultuous past, Yashim discovers that some people will go to any lengths to preserve the traditions of the Ottoman Empire.
Brilliantly evoking Istanbul in the 1830s, The Janissary Tree is a fast-paced literary thriller with a spectacular cast, from mystic orders and lissom archivists to soup-makers and a seductive ambassador's wife. Darker than any of these is the mysterious figure who controls the
Sultan's harem.About the Author:
Jason Goodwin studied Byzantine history at Cambridge University and is the author of Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire, among other books of cultural history and travel. He lives in Sussex, England, is married with four children, speaks French and German and once walked to Istanbul from Poland. This is the first of a series of novels featuring Yashim.
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Descripción Faber and Faber, London, U.K., 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. First British Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Novel. "Historian Goodwin, author of LORDS OF THE HORIZON (1999), introduces a promising new mystery series set in the waning days of the Ottoman Empire. When a string of murders disturbs the tenuous tranquility of the sultan's royal court, savvy eunuch Yashim Togalu is called upon to investigate. Digging deeper into the past in order to understand the perils of the present, Yashim discovers a link between the crimes and the Janissaries, a disloyal band of elite soldiers banned by the sultan ten years earlier. As Yashim wends his way in and out of the opulent palace and through the sordid back alleys of nineteenth-century Istanbul, the reader is treated to an appropriately exotic tour of a time and a place where intrigue, deceit, and corruption fueled perilous personal and political passions." (Margaret Flanagan, Booklist). New, unread, first British edition, first printing copy, in new, mylar-protected dust jacket. M71. Nº de ref. de la librería 021901
Descripción Faber and Faber, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110571229212
Descripción Faber and Faber, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 1st edition. 336 pages. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0571229212
Descripción Faber and Faber, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0571229212