Originally published in 1997, Şiir Erkök Yılmaz’s Sucker Love evokes a feeling of strangeness not through unusual plots, eerie narratives or witty plays, but through well thought-out, detailed stories that happened in a very specific period of time abounded in naïveté, familiarity, and the call for empathy. However, the presented normality of “those times” reaches to such bizarre levels that seemingly ordinary stories suddenly turn extraordinary.
From a recently married elderly virgin writing a letter to the man who passed her life by to people outcasted by other men just because they cannot swear properly, Sucker Love is a twisted approach to innocence, a manifesto for a simpler time when the love was pure even though there was cheating, lies, and betrayal.
Sucker Love could not have been written another time, it could not have been talked about another time: it is the timeless story of its time.
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