On the outskirts of a town, thirty miles from istanbul, a master well-digger and
his young apprentice are hired to find water on a barren plain. as they struggle
in the summer heat and develop a filial bond neither has known before, the boy
finds an irresistible diversion-the red-haired woman, an alluring member of a
travelling theatre company, causing a horrible accident to befall on the welldigger
and making the boy flee to istanbul.
a beguiling mystery tale of family, romance, tradition and modernity, by one of
the great storytellers of our time.