The Lighthouse Family

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Author: Firat Sunel
Translated by Feyza Howell

9780143463146 | PB | pp. 177 | 2022 | Penguin

The Lighthouse Family is a poignant and beautiful literary exploration of the complexities of family, sibling love, identity, loss, tragedy, war, hope, and displacement.

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The Lighthouse Family, written by Firat Sunel and translated by Feyza Howell, is a historical fiction novel that revolves around the story of a small family that owns a lighthouse in Turkey during World War II. The novel is a poignant and beautiful literary exploration of the complexities of family, sibling love, identity, loss, tragedy, war, hope, and displacement.

The story begins with a happy and normal childhood for the protagonist, K, who is torn between pursuing his education in the city or helping his family with the lighthouse. His mother, sister, and brother all support him in his decision, but little does he know that this choice will have a profound impact on his life. The lighthouse, a symbol of hope and guidance, serves as a powerful backdrop for the family’s journey as they navigate the challenges of war and its effects on their lives.

The novel skillfully weaves together themes of belonging, community, and the power of human connection. The characters are beautifully crafted, each grappling with their own unique struggles and triumphs. The portrayal of sibling love is particularly noteworthy, showcasing the deep bond between K and his siblings as they face the difficulties of war together.

The author’s writing is a testament to the power of storytelling to connect us and help us understand each other’s experiences. The novel is a heart-warming and delightful read that explores the human condition in the face of adversity. It is a story that will resonate with readers, leaving them with a deeper appreciation for the importance of family, love, and resilience in the face of uncertainty.

The Lighthouse Family is a short novel, of only 176 pages, making it an accessible and engaging read for anyone interested in historical fiction or literary fiction. The book has received widespread acclaim for its beautiful translation, poignant storytelling, and powerful exploration of the human experience.

Excerpted from:
[1] https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/211638863-the-lighthouse-family
[2] https://www.penguin.co.in/book/the-lighthouse-family/
[3] https://booksteacupreviews.com/2024/05/01/the-lighthouse-family-by-firat-sunel/

Author:

Firat Sunel
Translated by Feyza Howell

ISBN:

9780143463146

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

177

Year of Publication:

2022

Publisher:

Penguin

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Contributors

Firat Sunel is a Turkish diplomat, lawyer, scriptwriter, and author.

Feyza Howell works as a literary translator, as well as serving English PEN as assessor and a number of public agencies as interpreter.

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