Tahir Musa Ceylan’s new novel, Once Upon a Time in Bakırköy, tells the story of a lonely and tired doctor, who has reached the end of middle age, and the love he has for a young patient. In fact, this is the story or tale of Bakırköy Mental Hospital, where this love developed, and of the lands we live together with the Hospital. “Fathers who decimated a whole family, mothers who took care of their children by picking herbs without knowing any money, fathers who spent years in prison and could not stay outside for fifteen days when they were released, who died in traffic accidents, families broken by the same disease, brothers who were shot, who were bandits and thieves. grown-up children, heroes who feed a whole neighborhood, bosses who don’t earn but earn their workers, women who get married and divorced and find a new husband among all these young girls, Intelligent people who believe in God that they will get rich in the lottery horse race and go bankrupt, women who adjust their every step according to fortune-telling and give their fortune to fortune-tellers and consume them… Bakırköy was not a village but a country, people from Bakırköy because the events scattered in different parts of Anatolia gathered in this small land. they would see all the events that would happen in a country in a lifetime, in the most intense way. If the flood that took Anatolia and carried it away, Bakırköy was a collapsed mile.” It is not easy either to summarize Tahir Musa Ceylan’s novels or to obtain accurate information about what he tells from the summary. Because his novels progress with side stories that seem to develop spontaneously rather than a main story. It reproduces details; By taking a seemingly simple detail into the center of the story and producing new details from it, it touches different lives with unexpected people and characters, and expands the geography with the stories of its heroes extending to simultaneous but very different places. It’s not because she doesn’t have her story, but because that’s how life is lived… The last link of her novel writing, which she started with İçi Poor in 2005 (2008), Half Man’s Love (2009) and Ash 50 Years Later (2010), continued with Once Upon a Time in Bakırköy. Tahir Musa Ceylan invites his readers to a real literary feast.