A touching young adult novel from the beloved poet and author of contemporary Turkish Literature, Çiğdem Sezer. With her unparalleled understanding of life, Sezer is skilfully blending a young boy’s worries about growing into a man with the secrets from the past of his grandfather. Accompanied with music and mouth-watering cake scents in its background, this moving story is woven with themes like choice of profession, first love, family and friendship.


In his last year at the high school, Ozan’s mind was full of question marks about life and his future choices. He was feeling very lonely after the death of his grandfather who used to be his best and only friend in the family. Feeling squeezed between the ambitions of his parents and his future dreams, Ozan could find relief only in his talks with his grandfather’s closest friend and confidant Barut.  The day he saw İlkay in the nearby patisserie would be the start of a first love, revealing the secrets kept for years…

Çiğdem Sezer

Sezer was born in Trabzon. After graduating from Ankara Gevher Nesibe Health Education Institute, she worked in various places as a nurse and a teacher. Her poems were published in various literary magazines such as Kıyı, Karşı, Çağdaş Türk Dili and Varlık. Her first book of poems Kanadı Atlas Kuşlar (1991) received numerous awards. She received Dünya Book Magazine Poetry Award for Çılgın Su (1993), Orhon Murat Arıburnu Poetry Award for Bir Şehrin Hatıra Fotoğraflarından (1998), 2006 Ceyhun Atuf Kansu Poetry Award for Dünya Tutulması (2005) and 2017 Dağlarca Poetry Award for Küçük Şeyler Mevsimi (2016). Besides her poetry books, she has books in other genres such as city monographies devamı için tıklayınız

Other Books


Kahkaha Keki

Çiğdem Sezer
3rd edition

Kamyon Kafe

Truck Cafe
Çiğdem Sezer

Saklı Bahar

Missing Spring
Çiğdem Sezer