Hislop, Victoria The Sunrise
An ambitious couple open the islands most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony. When a Greek coup plunges the island into chaos, Cyprus faces a disastrous conflict. In the summer of 1972, Famagusta in Cyprus is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune. But beneath the citys facade of glamour and success, tension is building. Turkey invades to protect the Turkish Cypriot minority, and Famagusta is shelled? In the deserted city, just two families remain? This is their story. Forty thousand people seize their most precious possessions and flee from the advancing soldiers? Two neighbouring families, the Georgious and the Ozkans, are among many who moved to Famagusta to escape the years of unrest and ethnic violence elsewhere on the island.