"The poems lead the reader to question the ignorance, knowledge, cruelty, and spirituality of human beings through the explorer's journey. Ece Temelkuran;s exquisite sense of nature and humanity is rendered through Deniz Perin's precise translation, which skillfully conveys the tone of the original Turkish and makes the book a meaningful gift to readers of the English-speaking world."
-- World Literature in Review
"In Book of the Edge
, the three traditions of political poetry, Sufism, and shamanism coalesce to create a collection rife with life and death, body and spirit, serenity and chaos."
-- Kiyi Kitabi
"The book is, to use Baudelaire's words, an invitation to a voyage. The speaker asks the reader to become an explorer, to leave the city and embark upon a journey of self-discovery. Although each poem stands alone, the poems work together to describe this quest; they turn into a modern, poetic fable, in which speaker, explorer, and reader merge into one. 'You may not know it yet, ' says the speaker in the prologue, a wink at what is to come. 'You are just like me.'"
-- Deniz Perin, from the introduction
"The story itself is incredibly compelling. Because the allegories and metaphors are well grounded, the reader can focus less on exploring esoteric themes and are instead invited to lose themselves wholly in the tale of a journey of self discovery...It's a universal feeling of restlessness that draws the reader in."
-- Poetry International