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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

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Amovingnovelonthepoweroffriendshipinourdarkesttimes,frominternationallyrenownedwriterandspeakerElifShafak.
InthepulsatingmomentsaftershehasbeenmurderedandleftinadumpsteroutsideIstanbul,TequilaLeilaentersastateofheightenedawareness.Herhearthasstoppedbeatingbutherbrainisstillactive-for10minutes38seconds.WhiletheTurkishsunrisesandherfriendssleepsoundlynearby,sheremembersherlife-andthelivesofothers,outcastslikeher.
TequilaLeila'smemoriesbringusbacktoherchildhoodintheprovinces,ahighlyoppressivemilieuwithreligionandtraditions,shapedbyapolygamousfamilywithtwomothersandanincreasinglyauthoritarianfather.EscapingtoIstanbul,Leilamakesherwayintothesordidindustryofsextrafficking,findingahomeinthecity'shistoricStreetofBrothels.Thisisadark,violentworld,butLeilaistoughandopentobeauty,light,andtheessentialbondsoffriendship.
InTequilaLeila'sdeath,thesecretsandwondersofmodernIstanbulcometolife,paintedvividlybythecaptivatingtalesofhowLeilacametoknowandbelovedbyherfriends.Asherepicjourneytotheafterlifecomestoanend,itisherchosenfamilywhobringsherstorytoabuoyantandbreathtakingconclusion.
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ISBN-13: 9781635574470
ISBN-10: 1635574471
Pagini: 320
Dimensiuni: 163 x 231 x 30 mm
Greutate: 0.61 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing

Notă biografică

Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist and the most widely read female author in Turkey. She writes in both Turkish and English, and has published seventeen books, eleven of which are novels. Her work has been translated into fifty languages. Shafak holds a PhD in political science and she has taught at various universities in Turkey, the US and the UK, including St Anne's College, Oxford University, where she is an honorary fellow. She is a member of World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Creative Economy and a founding member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). An advocate for women's rights, LGBT rights and freedom of speech, Shafak is an inspiring public speaker and twice a TED global speaker, each time receiving a standing ovation. Shafak contributes to many major publications around the world and she has been awarded the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. In 2017 she was chosen by Politico as one of the twelve people who would make the world better. She has judged numerous literary prizes and is chairing the Wellcome Prize 2019. Find out more about Elif Shafak on her website: www.elifshafak.com


Recenzii

Shafak is the most exciting Turkish novelist to reach western readers in years
One of the best writers in the world today
Simply magnificent, a truly captivating work of immense power and beauty, on the essence of life and its end.
Deeply moving
A vivid carnival of life and death, cruelty and kindness, love, politics and deep humanity. This is only possible in the hands of a consummate storyteller. Elif Shafak's lyrical command of language and narrative is breathtaking. Brilliant!
Elif Shafak's extraordinary Ten Minutes, 38 Seconds in this Strange World is a work of brutal beauty and consummate tenderness, a wild shout of life from out of the lower depths of destitution and prostitution, indeed from beyond the grave itself. Every page throbs with unruly vitality, the sense- saturating colours scents and sounds of raw Istanbul, all registered with poetic sharpness. It's a book which for all its ordeals is a profoundly moving, at times lyrical, celebration of humanity's obstinate fight for life against the steepest of odds
A heartbreaking meditation on the ways in which social forces can destroy a life. Elif Shafak can be unsparing, lyrical, political, intimate... Several novels live in this one, and all of them are moving, generous and elegantly written
A rich, sensual novel... This is a novel that gives voice to the invisible, the untouchable, the abused and the damaged, weaving their painful songs into a thing of beauty.
Elif Shafak brings into the written realm what so many others want to leave outside. Spend more than ten minutes and 38 seconds in this world of the estranged. Shafak makes a new home for us in words
Leila's complex inner life is laid bare in this touching novel, which is vaguely reminiscent of The Lovely Bones. Expect vibrant, vivid and eye-opening descriptions of Middle Eastern life propelled by a tender storyline, all in Shafak's haunting, beautiful and considered prose
Lush, evocative and compassionate
A haunting masterpiece
Life-affirming
Extraordinary
Sensual
Incredibly sensuous and poetic and evocative