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The Anthropologists by Aysegul Savas (PRE-ORDER)

The Anthropologists by Aysegul Savas (PRE-ORDER)

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‘Savas’ prose is an X-ray – an acute portrait of the tender frequencies that make a life.’ Raven Leilani, author of Luster

Asya and Manu are looking at apartments, envisioning their future in a foreign city. Removed from the web of family and its obligations, what traditions and rituals should they establish together? As they dream about the possibilities of each new listing, Asya, a documentary filmmaker, spends her days gathering footage from the neighbourhood park like an anthropologist observing local customs, anxious to know how people really live. ‘Forget about daily life,’ chides her grandmother on the phone, ‘no one cares about that.’ Meanwhile, life back in Asya and Manu's respective home countries continues – parents age, grandparents get sick, nieces and nephews grow up – all just slightly beyond their reach.

But the world they're making in their new city is growing, too, they hope. As they open up the horizons of their lives, what and whom will they hold onto, and what will they need to release?Unfolding over a series of apartment viewings, late-night conversations, last rounds of drinks and lazy breakfasts, The Anthropologists is a soulful examination of home-building and modern love, written with Aysegül Savas’ distinctive elegance, warmth and humour. 

Publication: 1 Aug 2024, Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781398529908

Extent: 320 pages

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