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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World

by Elif Shafak - £8.99  Penguin Books Ltd (2020)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780241979464 | ISBN 10: 0241979463

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019
 
'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' Vanity Fair
 
'Incredibly sensuous and poetic and evocative' Pandora Sykes, The High Low
 
'Richly uplifting... truly beautiful writing' Nicola Sturgeon
 
'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore...'
 
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...

(Price & availability last checked: August 2020)

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