Against the Storm by Gaye Hicyilmaz

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When Mehmet and his family leave their small Turkish village to seek a better life in Ankara, they find themselves living in poverty, but an encounter with a streetwise orphan and his own determination give Mehmet the courage to find a way out.

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Gaye Hicyilmaz is the author of four previous novels for young readers, including The Frozen Waterfall, winner of the Janusz Korczak Literary Award. She lives in Canterbury, England.
Published May 1, 1992 by Little Brown & Co (Juv). 200 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mehmet gets him to a wealthy woman who kindly takes him in, but, ironically, Hayri's new home and prospects set him beyond Mehmet's reach as a friend.

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Hicyilmaz paints a vivid and disturbing picture of poverty in this insightful novel set in Turkey. From the very beginning, young Mehmet regrets his parents' decision to leave their drought-plagued vi

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