Fritz Schaap: Hotel Istanbul. Knaus Verlag (Hardcover, 21st century, c 2000 to c 2100, Palestine, Syria, Turkey)

Hotel Istanbul

Original Title: Hotel Istanbul

Hardcover with jacket, 272 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-8135-0778-2
€ 18.00 [D] | € 18.50 [A] | CHF 25.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Knaus

Date of publication: October 9, 2017
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Fritz  Schaap - Hotel Istanbul


Raw, rough, authentic: Fritz Schaap goes where the heart of darkness beats

Fritz Schaap searches for the dark side of our present day. He finds it in the scene of our nightmares in the Middle East and North Africa. The people he meets, the stories he finds there tell of a life beyond the pictures we see every day on television. He hangs around with war tourists on the Syrian border; visits a schnapps distillery in Gaza; spends the night clubbing in Damascus; looks for human traffickers on the Sinai; follows gays in Palestine; loves, grieves and drinks his way through Cairo; and shares a flat with some Salafists.

Hotel Istanbul is a personal story about people and a region on the threshold to change, a region that is very much leaving its mark on global events. Schaap writes his texts like a free solo climber conquering the most difficult of cliffs without a rope – directly and recklessly.

"Fritz Schaap skilfully relates from regions we otherwise only know from hideous pictures."

Berliner Zeitung




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