IBNA- Turkish language novel ‘Leyla's House’ by noted author, musician and filmmaker Ömer Zülfü Livaneli has been translated again into Persian and published.
The new Persian translation has been carried out by Saber Hosseini and the book which portrays the conflict of the traditional values with noveue rich domination has been released by Morvarid Publishing in Tehran in 283 pages.
Synopsis of ‘Leyla's House’ reads: “A highly refined old lady and the last living member of the Ottoman family, Leyla is forced to move out of her mansion when it’s sold, by the bank, to a wealthy business tycoon and his ambitious wife, after having lived all her sheltered life in the mansion which belonged to her family for generations.”
A review on the book suggests: "Imagine that you’re deceitfully being thrown out of the house in which you were born and grew up. O.Z. Livaneli’s new novel begins with such a drama. Leyla who’s forced to leave the yali in which she has been living for years finds herself in a city that has completely changed.
It’s not only the story of two women, one of them old and the other young, discovering each other…In his new novel Livaneli takes up the basic human need for shelter. He turns Istanbul into a novelistic hero, a city which is continually shook by waves of migrations."