Shafak, Elif The Bastard of Istanbul

ISBN 13: 9780141031699

The Bastard of Istanbul

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Longlisted for the 2008 Orange Fiction Prize, Elif Shafak's The Bastard of Istanbul is a tale of an extraordinary family curse and clashing cultural identities in the mystical and mysterious city of Istanbul.

One 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' Vogue

Elif Shafak has emerged as one of the most distinctive voices in both English and Turkish contemporary literature; her novels, The Flea Palace, The Forty Rules of Love, The Gaze and Honour, are consistently at the top of bestseller lists across the globe. Elif Shafak's examination of national identity, The Happiness of Blond People is available as part of the Penguin Specials series - a digital only series of shorts designed with commuters in mind.

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Tremendous exuberance . . . I do like a writer with a purpose ( Margaret Forster)

An astonishingly rich and lively story ... handled with an enchantingly light touch ((starred review) Kirkus)

Overflows with a kitchen sink's worth of zany characters . an entertaining and insightful ensemble novel that posits the universality of family, culture and coincidence ((starred review) Publishers Weekly)

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