Renowned journalist Defne Kaman; notorious environmental activist and female troublemaker, has gone missing in a small town called Çorum, once the capital city of the ancient Hitite Empire.
Each hour that passes raises the level of anxiety as the high value of the stolen artifacts combines with increasing indications that Defne Kaman may have been murdered. News of her disappearance quickly spreads over social media and groups of young people spontaneously get together under the hashtag #WHEREISDEFNEKAMAN
The anger of the crowds turns into an uprising for press freedom.
As well as inviting readers on a page-turning adventure in search of the missing journalist, EARTH revives and evokes a psycho-mythological memory respecting the “earth ethics and rights”of pre-Islamic Shamanic spiritual traditions.
Brisk, witty, and sensitive, EARTH presents an ecological subtext recalling the fact that the earth is not a piece of property to be bought and sold, destroyed, lost, smothered in concrete, or ravaged for mining and petroleum.
Buket Uzuner, one of Turkey's most popular authors, here takes on the voice of the earth itself to remind us of how we once used to call her Mother Nature.