Description : Do
we speak about ourselves, to make us believe that we exist? If that’s the case,
I’ll keep quiet... Who is Kuzey Erkil? A writer and romantic, a
misanthropic alcoholic, or simply a man with an immutable death wish? Try to
pin him down and he will certainly elude you. One thing we do know: he’s the
owner of a hotel that beckons assorted misfits, dreamers, loners and explorers
to its terrace on a moody peninsula stretching out into the Aegean Sea. Who is
Kuzey Erkil and what haunts him so? How did a fish god, an Iraqi mother, and
the bones of a dog come to be the tangled filaments of his abyss-bound dreams?
Through diary entries and eye-witness accounts, we piece together the mystery
of a man sinking into a bleak apathy as death refuses his entreaties, even as
he is buoyed by the echoes of his heart’s most exquisite fluttering. In The
Disenchanted, renowned Turkish writer Mehmet Eroğlu crafts a poignant tale
of love and despair that transcends time—a tale engrained in the rocks and
whispered by the sea in a landscape shaped by memories.