Eski Dostum Kertenkele / My Old Buddy Lizard

Eski Dostum Kertenkele is the novel of a struggle for survival, of a soul divided. It is the story of two poor, forlorn, sixteen year-old youths who are convinced that the only way out of their miserable lives is robbery.
And so the youths do just that, they commit robbery. But the price that they pay for their deed turns out to be very high indeed.
Worried mothers, silent sisters, sad people seeking consolation on the one hand, and luminous inner worlds, dreams and small joys, despite all the harsh realities of life, on the other. The poor trying to wash it all away, to forget their woes as they swim in the sea along the shores of Istanbul.
A riveting novel written by a writer who knows very well how to tell a story.