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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

Author(s): Elif Shafak

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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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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019. 

'One of the best writers in the world today' - Hanif Kureishi 

'Haunting, moving, beautifully written - and based by an extraordinary cast of characters who capture the diversity of modern Turkey. A masterpiece' - Peter Frankopan.

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  • : 9780241979464
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin UK
  • : 0.227
  • : May 2020
  • : ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.9'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : Elif Shafak
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 320