In the shadow of war

In the year of 1943, the WW2 affects not only the entire Europe, but also a small village of Bodrum by the Aegean Sea. Aegean islands are bombed by the enemy and the inhabitants try to find refuge in the small village of Akyarlar in Bodrum. Those who can get to the next coast save their lives, while the dead bodies of those who were not lucky wash ashore.

In the Shadow of War is a heated story of love and murder during the Second World War. Despite sunken ships and lost lives, passion perseveres.  Mehmet Atilla reflects the story of both today and yesterday and presents the thrilling and impressive love story spanning from the island of Kos to the village of Akyarlar.

In order to be a strong work of literature, a novel must be written with passion. This book achieves that.” Ayla Kutlu

Novel, DeliDolu, 2009, 367 pages

Themes: Love, hope, WW2,


Age: 16+



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