Melih Esen Cengiz
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Marlene’s Orphan

26 Eylül 2014 // AUTHOR:

“Man can do what he wants, but he cannot will what he wants”

                                                                 Arthur Schopenhauer

 

The summer of 1985 in Barnegat Light in New Jersey.

The phone rings early in the morning at the seaside home of Otto and Tom. The mysterious caller would like to meet Otto, whose father is a German Second World War hero, in person. The father lost his life when his submarine  vanished in the Atlantic Ocean towards the end of the war.The man they meet that day for lunch at a fish restaurant in Barnegat Light is a loyalist who is in pursuit of an ideal to bring together the orphans of the German Second World War comrades. However he is shocked when he finds out that Otto and Tom are gay and true believers in socialism. The visitor leaves the restaurant in a fury and the life  of Otto becomes a nightmare thereafter.

Exhausted by the harassment of unknown calls following the appearance of the enigmatic visitor , Otto decides to visit Germany in pursuit of the real story about  the disappearance of his father, who has been constantly visiting his son in his dreams lately. Otto’s journey to the city of Kiel drags him into an unprecedented adventure in İstanbul and  the Dardanelles. The force confronting Otto is a gigantic organisation capable of  igniting a third world war…



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