On the outskirts of a town, thirty
miles from Istanbul, a master well-digger
and his young apprentice are hired to _x005Fnd
water on a barren plain. As they struggle in
the summer heat and develop a _x005Flial bond neither has known
before, the boy _x005Fnds an irresistible diversion-The Red-Haired
Woman, analluring member of a travelling theatre company,
causing a horrible accident to befall on the welldigger and
making the boy _x005Fee to Istanbul.
A beguiling mystery tale of family, romance, tradition and
modernity, by one of the great storytellers of our time.
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