The Bastard of Istanbul

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Price
$19.00  $17.67
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.3 X 0.7 inches | 0.71 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143112716

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About the Author
Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist and a champion of women's rights and freedom of expression. Her books have been translated into fifty-five languages. Her novels include The Bastard of Istanbul, The Forty Rules of Love, The Architect's Apprentice, Three Daughters of Eve, 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World, which was a finalist for the 2019 Booker Prize, The Island of Missing Trees, which is a November 2021 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick, and, most recently, There Are Rivers in the Sky. She is also the author of a memoir, Black Milk: On the Conflicting Demands of Writing, Creativity, and Motherhood. An active political commentator, columnist, and public speaker, she lives in London. Her website is elifshafak.com.
Reviews
Praise for The Bastard of Istanbul

"Zesty, imaginative . . . A Turkish version of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club."
--USA Today

"Shafak's writing is seductive. . . . The Bastard of Istanbul portrays family as more than merely a function of genetics and fate, folding together history and fiction, the personal and the political into a thing of beauty."
--Elle

"[This] saucy, witty, dramatic, and affecting tale in the spirit of novels by Amy Tan, Julia Alvarez, and Bharati Mukherjee should prove irresistible to readers. . . . A grandly emphatic and spellbinding story."
--New York Newsday

"Beautifully imagined . . . this wonderful new novel carried me away. And reality was different when I returned."
--Chicago Tribune