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Author Shafak, Elif, 1971-

Title 10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world / Elif Shafak.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsburg Publishing, 2019
1 hold on first copy returned of 3 copies
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 95th Street Adult Fiction-NEW  F SHAFAK    DUE 01-30-20
 Naper Blvd. Adult Fiction-NEW  F SHAFAK    ON HOLDSHELF
 Nichols Adult Fiction-NEW  F SHAFAK    DUE 01-30-20
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Description 311 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Note "Shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize"--Cover.
"First published in 2019 in Great Britain by Penfuin Random House UK"--Title page verso.
Summary In the pulsating moments after she has been murdered and left in a dumpster outside Istanbul, Tequila Leila enters a state of heightened awareness. Her heart has stopped beating, but her brain is still activefor 10 minutes 38 seconds. While the Turkish sun rises and her friends sleep soundly nearby, she remembers her life and the lives of others, outcasts like her. Tequila Leila's memories return to her childhood in the provinces, a highly oppressive milieu with religion and traditions, shaped by a polygamous family with two mothers and an increasingly authoritarian father. Escaping to Istanbul, Leila makes her way into the sordid industry of sex trafficking, finding a home in the city's historic Street of Brothels. This is a dark, violent world, but Leila is tough and open to beauty, light, and the essential bonds of friendship and the family one chooses.
Subject Death -- Fiction.
Victims of violent crimes -- Fiction.
Reminiscing -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Women -- Fiction.
Turkey -- Fiction.
Istanbul (Turkey) -- Fiction.
Genre Psychological fiction.
Magic realist fiction.
Added Title 10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world : a novel
Ten minutes thirty-eight seconds in this strange world
ISBN 9781635574470
1635574471
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