well-digger


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well-digger

n
a person who digs a well
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Mother and son then move away from Istanbul to Gebze where they live with a relative who provides Cem with a better paying job guarding orchards, but Cem is more interested in the work of a nearby well-digger, Master Mahmut, and joins him on his next project as an apprentice.
A young, bookish, apprentice and a master well-digger the former begins to see as more of a father than his own, use ancient methods to dig a well on a plateau outside Istanbul.
Abandoned by his father, he decides to apprentice himself to a well-digger. Already a fragile boy, he quickly gets attached to Mahmut, his master.
Pamuk's newest tale, 'The Red-Haired Woman' follows a well-digger and his apprentice as they struggle to work on barren lands.
Set in the mid-1980s in ystanbul, the book follows a well-digger and his apprentice as they look for water using ancient methods to dig new wells.
"The rebels broke into the post with seven armed vehicles and confiscated a well-digger machine which was allegedly owned by Al Ahmer," the worker said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
Forces of war and class distinction drive wedges between lovers in "The Well-Digger's Daughter," set a century ago in the breathtaking country of southeastern France.
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