These are the streets

He is quite lost. These are the streets, the sudden flights of steps and darting alleys, the hidden gardens and lost cemeteries, the shops and small lycées and slimy drinking fountains of Georgios’s childhood world, yet he stands paralysed in the middle of Soğanci Sok with the girls huddling together in their short summer skirts and bright shoes and the boys pushing past with their dangerously gelled hair and sleeveless brand-name T-shirts. (Ian McDonald, in The Dervish House)

McDonald, Ian. 2010. The dervish house. Amherst, NY: Pyr (Prometheus Books) [p146]


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