In his latest novel ‘’Ölümden Uzak Bir Yer’’, the author and academician Kerem EKSEN (assistant professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at ITU) presents his readers with a story about a small family, with a primary focus on the relationship between the father and the son. Spanning over a long period of time (more than thirty years), the relatively short novel tells the story of how the life of Sait and Ömür deeply changes following an unexpected event caused by their baby son.

Written from the perspective of the father (as opposed to the more dominant tendency in the history of novel to adopt the perspective of the son), the novel discusses existential issues such as one’s fundamental responsibility in bringing a new life to existence, the ineffaceable place of death in life and humans’ unending search for happiness.