Ms. Kazan’s newest work, The Dervish, was published in 2013 by Subtext Press, New York.
Mary Di Benedetti, an American war widow, joins her family in Constantinople in 1919, during the Allied occupation. Befriended by Halide Edib Adivar, Mary becomes involved with followers of Mustafa Kemal (later Ataturk). Based on first hand accounts of the Turkish nationalist resistance, “The Dervish” is an adventure story that details the extraordinary events that culminated in 1923 with the creation of the Republic of Turkey.
“The Dervish is a beautifully written book about love, friendship, loyalty, and the fight for freedom. I would recommend it to anyone with a fondness for Turkey, the Middle East, or history in general.” – Eat, Read, Explore Blog.