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PHI / CHI / PI

Azra Kohen

  • Original Title: FI / ÇI / PI
  • Publication date: May 2013
  • Publisher: GOA YAYINLARI
  • Country: TR
  • 592 print pages
  • Crime fiction/Psychological Thriller

Information

  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: Turkey
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Personal fulfilment, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Manipulation, Psychological dysfunction, Rivalry, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Power, Corruption, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Commitment, LOVE / HATE, Sex, Obsession, CHARACTERS, Strong Female Character

Pitch

Can Manay is a celebrity psychotherapist - and a psychopath. He lives his life according to the artistic rule of Phi. When he lays eyes on Duru, a beautiful and fragile ballerina who he believes encapsulates Phi, Can develops a mind-blowing compulsion to take complete control over her life.

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Translation rights sold: Italy. Interest in translating the trilogy from several territories, including China, Georgia, Poland, and Iran.

The trilogy was made into an award-winning TV show in Turkey with record-high ratings. The show was streamed over 155 million times.

Pitched as FIFTY SHADES OF GREY meets THE ALCHEMIST—with the atmospheric obsession of YOU.

Azra Kohen is a Turkish writer. She studied at Istanbul University and at the University of Ottawa. She speaks Turkish, English, and Italian, and currently resides in London. Netflix has reached out with interest to adapt AEDEN, her standalone novel which sold 310,000 print copies in the first two months of publication.

Summary

Book 1: FI (PHI)

Can Manay is a celebrity psychotherapist (picture a sexy Turkish cross between Dr. Phil and Christian Grey) - and a psychopath. Can lives his life according to the artistic rule of Phi. When he lays eyes on Duru - a beautiful and fragile ballerina who he believes encapsulates Phi - Can develops a mind-blowing compulsion to steal her away from her fiancé, Deniz, a brilliant musician, and take complete control over her life.

Meanwhile, Özge, a fearless young journalist keen on making a difference, has uncovered disturbing dark secrets buried in Can's past. When she has a chance to interview Can, she makes the bold choice to confront him about his sordid secrets, resulting in Can's wrath. Can vows to ruin her life and has her both fired and blacklisted in the industry. Except Özge isn't going to surrender - she connects with the mysterious media mogul Sadik to take down Can.

Bilge is Can's student. She's quiet, calm, and analytical. After her mother's suicide, she takes on a big responsibility: to care for her autistic brother, Dogru. After becoming Can's assistant, Bilge begins to exert an influence on Can - she is one of the few people who is able to see past his celebrity and to challenge him intellectually. But Bilge must also find a way to protect and care for her brother.

An ensemble novel with threads of psychological thriller, philosophical musings, graphic sexual content, secret wellness retreats, and artistic competition all tied together.



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  • Author’s biography

    Azra Kohen (born 1979) is a Turkish writer. She studied at Istanbul University and at the University of Ottawa. She speaks Turkish, English, and Italian, and currently resides in London. Her trilogy FI (Phi) (998,000 copies sold), ÇI (Chi) (868,000 copies), and PI (Pi) (809,000 copies), was adapted into an award-winning digital TV show in Turkey, streamed over 155 million times. Netflix has reached out with interest to adapt AEDEN, her standalone novel which sold 310,000 print copies in the first two months of publication.