A Recipe for Daphne
February 2nd 2021
An American-born traveler to one of Istanbul’s oldest communities receives an unexpected welcome in this heart-warming and romantic debut.
Fanis is at the center of a dwindling yet stubbornly proud community of Rum, Greek Orthodox Christians, who have lived in Istanbul for centuries.
When Daphne, the American-born niece of an old friend, arrives in the city in search of her roots, she is met with a hearty welcome. Fanis is smitten by the beautiful and aloof outsider, who, despite the age difference, reminds him of the fiancée he lost in the 1955 pogrom.
Kosmas, a master pastry chef on the lookout for a good Rum wife, also falls instantly for Daphne. She is intrigued by him, but can she love him in return? Or will a family secret, deeply rooted in the painful history of the city itself, threaten their chances?
This story of love, hopeful beginnings, and ancient traditions introduces a sparkling new literary voice sure to transport and entertain.
— Nektaria Anastasiadou (@Nektaria1111) November 3, 2020
"Nektaria Anastasiadou’s debut novel 'A Recipe for Daphne' visits the ghosts of the past, including those of September 6-7, 1955, but comes out unhaunted and hopeful . . . A delightful tale that combines the tragic secrets of the past with hopes for the future . . . a book of secrets, confrontations and complex identities."— Nazlan Ertan, Duvar English
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- February 2nd 2021
- $16.95 / £10.99 / LE250
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 9789774169793