10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
Author(s): Elif Shafak
For Leila, each minute after her death recalls a sensuous memory: spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the birth of a yearned-for son; bubbling vats of lemon and sugar to wax women's legs while men are at prayer; the cardamom coffee she shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each fading memory brings back the friends she made in her bittersweet life - friends who are now desperately trying to find her . . .
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'Haunting, moving, beautifully written - and based by an extraordinary cast of characters who capture the diversity of modern Turkey. A masterpiece' - Peter Frankopan.
- : 9780241979464
- : Penguin Books, Limited
- : Penguin UK
- : April 2020
- : books
- : Elif Shafak
- : Paperback
- : 1
- : English
- : 813.6
- : 320