At a glance:
- Author: Yaşar Kemal Gökçeli
- First Published: 1955
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Folklore
- Setting: Turkey
- Characters: Slim Memed, Abdi Agha, Jabbar, Lame Ali, Hatche, Iraz, Sergeant Asim
- Genres: Long fiction, Adventure, Folklore, Novel
- Subjects: Justice, Love or romance, Revolutions, 1940's, Villages, Violence, Robbery or robbers, Kidnapping, Turkey or Turkish people
- Locales: Europe, Turkey
In a village called Deyirmenoluk, located in the Taurus Mountains of Turkey, Slim Memed and his mother, Deuneh, live at the mercy of their cruel landlord, Abdi Agha, who terrorizes them and takes two-thirds of their crops annually. Unable to endure the agha’s beatings, Memed flees from his village, escaping over the mountains to the ranch of Old Süleyman. For several weeks, he lives as Süleyman’s adopted son, herding goats and enjoying himself. One day, however, he drives the goats too far and encounters a man from his village. News soon spreads that...
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