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Reviewed in the United States on August 2, 2018
The biographical novel of the author’s family, constructed through the tales of different relatives over several decades. Richly descriptive in aspects of culture and history, and the sequel to “Farewell: A Mansion In Occupied Istanbul”, the novel contains many more characters than the first. Either due to the translation, or simply, the stories of the lives and events of many characters, the novel failed to connect as sensitively as did the previous, or as did “The Last Train To Istanbul”. Further, in previous novels, the author allowed the characters to relay the story whereas in “Love in Exile,” the author overwhelmingly relayed the story.