Beloved children’s author İrem Uşar, who is very popular with her novel Latashiba: Between Two Cities, is this time inviting her readers to a fantastic world hidden underground. The struggle of those who hided and lived underground for ages because of the endless war on earth glorifies the unique harmony of humankind with nature. With its multilayered set up that alternates between reality and subconscious mind, the novel lyrically reveals mysterious powers of the mind that can resist violence. In Baltı: The Incomplete World, Uşar presents a magnificent telling style with her rich metaphors, refined ironies and masterly blended concepts like hope, freedom, courage, memory and reality.


People of BALTI were living underground for 300 years to protect themselves from the war taking place on the face of earth and led by their Leader. But strange things started to happen when during Uroboros Celebrations, the ceremonial snake swallowed itself: A family living underground and speaking an unknown language is found; light bulbs have melted and Old ID reminded the young ones of their missing and hidden parts. Maybe, it was now the time for young IDs to go to the surface full of mysteries…

İrem Uşar

She was born in İstanbul, in 1975. After graduating from the Radio, Television, Cinema department of Marmara University, she worked as a reporter, editor and script writer. In 2010, she participated in a writing workshop in Antwerp, with the invitation of PEN, and she wrote her first children’s book The Light That Moved from the Light House (Fenerden Taşınan Işık) published by Günışığı Kitaplığı in 2011. The book was a part of a special project coordinated by Günışığı for Sivrice Light House near Assos, Turkey. Her next book Lambkin and the Funfair Family (Kuuzu ve Lunapark Ailesi, 2011) received the special jury award in The devamı için tıklayınız

Other Books

2nd edition

Ali, Cavid’e Karşı

İrem Uşar

Ben Ayrıkotu

Me, witchgrass
İrem Uşar

Düz Çizgi Tepetaklak

Topsy Turvy Straight Lines
İrem Uşar
7th edition

Uykusunu Arayan Çocuk

The Kid Searching For Her Sleep
İrem Uşar
22nd edition

Lataşiba: İki Kentin Arasında

Latashiba: Between Two Cities
İrem Uşar
13th edition

Fenerden Taşınan Işık

The Light That Moved From the Lighthouse
İrem Uşar
4th edition

Kuuzu ve Lunapark Ailesi

Lambkin and the Funfair Family
İrem Uşar