Out on 27 June 2024
Book cover for The Endless Country

The Endless Country



27 June 2024
336 pages
Imprint: Picador


Turkey's complicated first century comes to life through Sami Kent's judiciously chosen stories, which he tells with compassion and depth alongside his search for the meaning of his own heritage. This may not be a comprehensive history, but it is hard to find a more complete insight into a country that few writers really know, and even fewer can explain.
Captivating. Kent effortlessly weaves travels that are close to his heart into a bigger story of Turkey’s past and present
Sami Kent's journey in search of his father's country yields a rich, spellbinding book: dense with people, stories, history, colour, lived experience. He is a beguiling and charming guide through the complexities of Turkey. The book is alive on every page.
A must-read for anyone who wants to understand Turkey . . . from a touching family biography to a wonderful travelogue to an excellent treatise of Turkey’s rich and complicated political history