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Yeshim Yashar Ternar


Turkish-born Yeshim Ternar is the author of the short story collections Orphaned by Halley’s Comet and True Romance with a Sailor (which was shortlisted for Mordecai Richler’s 1996 Prix Parizeau, and the 1996 QSPELL Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction). The Book & the Veil: Escape from an Istanbul Harem, a blending of essay and fiction, was described by Charles Foran in the Montreal Gazette as “daring in form and bold in intent.”

Books by Yeshim Yashar Ternar

66 True Romance with a Sailor

Book and the Veil, The

Orphaned by Halley's Comet

90 Rembrandt's Model


Turkish Canadian

Istanbul, Turkey