Kaya Genç’s most recent book is Under the Shadow: Rage and Revolution in Modern Turkey. He lives in Istanbul. (November 2017)

IN THE REVIEW

A Very American Endeavor

Suzy Hansen in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, August 2017

Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World

by Suzy Hansen
Suzy Hansen was twenty-nine when, in 2007, she was awarded a fellowship to study in Turkey. Before leaving New York City for Istanbul, she had led a rather comfortable life as a reporter for The New York Observer, interviewing Woody Allen, covering the Republican Convention, and poking fun at conservative …