A classical masterpiece from one of the masters of Turkish literature about running away from home and big city dreams. A breathtaking experience and testing of two young men’s friendship.
Memet Fuat Publishing Award 2010
Necati Tosuner known for his many important books and winner of numerous awards meets with the children with this book. The adventures of Keleş Osman, published as two separate books in the past, have now been combined into a single book. The secret trip that Keleş Osman and his friend make to Istanbul, the city that fills their dreams, changes and matures them. Thanks to its powerful and realistic fiction on migration to Istanbul, its impressive and warm language children will read the book in a flash.
Although his friends make fun of him, Keleş Osman who learns that ‘keleş’ means ‘beautiful and handsome’ does not listen to anyone. He only thinks about running away with his friend Hasan to their dream city, Istanbul, and become a captain. When schools are closed, the two buddies get on a bus heading towards the big city. But the reality is far from their childhood dreams. The Istanbul adventure will not be as expected for Keleş and Hasan who experience the stunning impact of the big city.