If you’re looking for a bittersweet romance tinted with the painful truth of reality then Madonna in a Fur Coat is your book. I read it with my daughter and to say the least, both of us would not stop analyzing the little details embedded into this marvelous book.
The book follows Raif Efendi, a shy translator living in the midst of Ankara, Turkey, who is a very mysterious man. He speaks only when spoken to and shies away from interacting with anyone but his translating letters.
The book takes us back to Raif’s youth and guides us through how he leaves home to learn a trade in Berlin, Germany, but discovers something much more of value, a beautiful half-Jewish woman who transforms his life forever. Caught between his desire for freedom and his yearning to belong, he struggles to hold on to the new life he has found with the women he loves.
Emotionally powerful and intensely heartwarming, Madonna In a Fur Coat is an unforgettable novel about new beginnings, love, and the unfathomable nature of the human soul. This book will embrace your heart unlike any other. Definitely a book to try out and think about weeks after you’ve finished it.