Dear reader

Thank you for reading my novel.

Once, I read a novel by a Nobel laureate. The protagonist was a poet, and I expected to read poems in the novel. There were titles of poems, but no poems. Poetry is harmonious and meaningful words and sentences which express feelings, thoughts and imaginings. I write poems in English and Turkish. As a bilingual poet, I know it is difficult to translate poems from one language to another. I was disappointed that the quality of his writing was not up to my expectation. It made me think how the Nobel laureate would feel if he went to a restaurant and was given the menu but no meal. Somehow, at the same time, I was inspired by the shortfall, which motivated me to write a novel.

It has become my passion and pleasure to show readers how a novel should be written when the protagonist is a poet. I am happy that I have contributed something to the world of literature. Of course, I am very grateful for the inspiration and motivation of the Swedish Academy and the unconditional support of my family, friends and readers.

I am sure you will remember some characters in the novel and their adventures, affairs, problems and pleasures.

May you be healthy, happy and wealthy!

Yours poetically

G G Gench