Heath W. Lowry
'Hit [sic], don't forget, you are now one of us. There are things that you have seen and heard here in Bereketli that no one else need know about.'
A two-year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer in remote western Anatolian village during the early 1960s changed the course of Heath W. Lowry's life in a way he could never have imagined. Lowry's touching vignettes, reflecting both the high and low points of his time there, are by turn humorous and tragic and reflect his affection for the villagers who embraced him as one of their own.
Tales of friendship, hospitality and humanity are juxtaposed against the harsh dramas and social mores of a traditional agrarian society of that period.