Bloomsbury

9781635574470

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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

A dying woman’s recollections give glimpses of life in a country where personal, political and moral values are heavily dictated by religion and men.

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Review of ‘10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World’

Elif Shafak’s 11th novel, 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World, opens to the early dawn in the outskirts of Istanbul, where Tequila Leila is lying in a dirty dumpster, still wearing her her eight-inch purple slingback stilettos. She is dead. Her heart has stopped beating. Her skin is changing color to the grayish-white…

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