Dark Journey : The Legend of Kamelya and Murat
Dark Journey is a disturbing, fast-paced story of a young Turkish
woman’s descent towards moral annihilation - one part Maupassant, one part One Thousand and One Nights. In the early Turkush republic, the options of an impverished widow with a child are few, and the choices made by Kamelya lead to her estrangement from her son Murat. But blood ties, secrecy and fate bring them back together for a denouement that smoulders like a Greek myth, with pent-up love and its exposive crollary, deep seated hate. Dark Journey Springs from a sombre understand of the ambivalence of human nature, a metaphor, perhaps, for the exiled Orga’s Turkish republican homeland.