The Assassin from Apricot City, Witold Szabłowski

Reportage from Turkey, past and present, that sings with stories of the untold everyday. Stork Press, which brought out the Antonia Lloyd-Jones translation of Szabłowski's work, has an excerpt if you'd like a taste. Some of my favorite essays included "The purgatory of Istanbul," "It's out of love, sister," and "The black girl," but there are many treasures here.