Faruk Duman’s compiled book, “ALKARISI,” consisting of different stories on the same subject by thirteen authors, has taken its place on the shelves with the label “Ayrıkotu Kitap.”
The stories, written by the authors coming together and using both a single theme and different perspectives, have always been fascinating for readers. This time, in “Alkarısı,” 13 authors crafted their own stories with their unique styles, all revolving around the main theme.
But what is this “Alkarısı”?
The Alkarısı cult is one of the oldest Turkish horror legends. This red-haired jinn haunts postpartum women and feeds on their lungs, especially those of newborn babies. With its long fingers and the ability to reach the speed of the wind on its horse, it is an extremely original figure of fear. In this collection of short stories, our writers have penned tales related to this cult, which has been rarely explored in our literature. The thirteen stories you will read approach the legend from different perspectives, resulting in an incredibly rich collection of tales.
The authors featured in the book are:
Ayşe Parlak Akyüz / Tel Kadayıf Feray Öner / Alı Al, Moru Mor Tuğrul Karataş / Babaşarka Yeşim Günay / Hezeyan Arzu Alkan Ateş / Alaca’nın Cinleri Yücel İnce / Demir Toprak Altında Ahsen Dalca Korkutan / Şehrin Işıkları Elif Kesikoğlu / Çuvaldız Rümeysa Oğuz / Avaz Ömür Yılmaz / Al, Kara, Sarı, Tüm Renkler Aynı Nilgün Çelik / Tövbe Müge Demirkır / Kızıl Akreplerin Devri Şebnem Balevi / Kurt Derisi