A collection of thirteen stories about a group of young Turks (male and female; Muslim, Jew and Christian) growing up during and just after the Second World War. A fascinating picture of a time and a culture about which I knew little. What a wonderful group of young friends who struggle to remain true to themselves and their ideals! - and have a great deal of fun and tragedy along the way. I particularly enjoyed Musa's story of the Turkish Baths.