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Elif Shafak

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A gripping and beautiful novel from Elif Shafak, Booker-shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange WorldOne rainy afternoon in Istanbul, a woman walks into a doctor’s surgery. ‘I need to have an abortion’, she announces. She is nineteen years old and unmarried.

What happens that afternoon will change her life. Twenty years later, Asya Kazanci lives with her extended family in Istanbul. Due to a mysterious family curse, all the Kaznci men die in their early forties, so it is a house of women, among them Asya’s beautiful, rebellious mother Zeliha, who runs a tattoo parlour; Banu, who has newly discovered herself as clairvoyant; and Feride, a hypochondriac obsessed with impending disaster.

And when Asya’s Armenian-American cousin Armanoush comes to stay, long hidden family secrets connected with Turkey’s turbulent past begin to emerge. ‘Wonderfully magical, incredible, breathtaking…will have you gasping with disbelief in the last few pages’ Sunday Express’A beautiful book, the finest I have read about Turkey’ Irish Times’Heartbreaking…the beauty of Islam pervades Shafak’s book’ VogueElif Shafak’s latest novel The Island of Missing Trees is available for pre-order now

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Weight 258 g
Dimensions 197 × 25 mm



Penguin Books Ltd


Penguin Books Ltd

Date of Publication

30 Apr 2015

By (author)

Elif Shafak




Paperback / softback