Book: The Take of Aypi
Author: Ak Welsapar
Book takes place in the country: YES
Author is from the country: YES
I have visited: NO
This is my 3rd book for the year
Here is what Google has to say about this book: "The Tale of Aypi follows the fate of a group of Turkmen fishermen dwelling on the coast of the Caspian Sea. The fear of losing their ancestral home looms over the entire village. This injustice is being made to look like a voluntary initiative on the park of the fishermen themselves, while the ruling powers attempt to confiscate their land. One brave fisherman from the village rises up to confront them and fights for his native shore, as a response to an act of cruelty inflicted on a defenceless young woman centuries ago.
This was a short, well written book. It is told through dialogue of the characters, which did make it a bit jumpy and since my mind is all over the place right now with our move - it made it hard to focus. I had to re-read parts several times. It was fun getting to know the characters in the fishing village. There is a bit of magical realism as well - with a ghost of the young woman. The book examined old vs new ways of living, men vs women, and human powerlessness when it comes to government control.
I am glad I found this one. Widdling down the last of my Read The World books has been harder than I thought, but this was a good one.
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