Part 1, Chapters 11 - 15 Summary
Part 1, Chapter 11: As Sinan searched for Ismail in the rubble, Irem and Nilufer wander the streets looking for food and Ismail. Nilufer believes that every child she sees, alive or dead, is Ismail. Irem tries to keep her mother sane while she searches for Dylan and her friend Dilek. After four days, Sinan arrives and tells them that Ismail is alive and being cared for at the German hospital. Nilufer is relieved but Irem feels a pang of jealousy that her father deserted her for Ismail.
Part 1, Chapter 12: Sinan sets up a small tent on the outskirts of town for his family. Three other families are also camped there, as well as a lone man who is constantly drunk. Sinan refuses to sleep because he does not want anything bad to happen to his family. There is little food and one day, Sinan sees a shepherd...