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10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world : a novel / Elif Shafak.

Shafak, Elif, 1971- (author.).

Available copies

  • 15 of 15 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Terrace Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Terrace Public Library SHA (Text) 35151001099068 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Terrace Public Library SHA (Text) 35151001099076 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781635574470
  • Physical Description: 311 pages : illustration, map ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"First published in 2019 in Great Britain by Penguin Random House UK."--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"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 active—for 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 bring us back 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 makers 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 essential bonds of friendship. In Tequila Leila’s death, the secrets and wonders of modern Istanbul come to life, painted vividly by the captivating tales of how Leila came to know and be loved by her friends. As her epic journey to the afterlife comes to an end, it is her chosen family who brings her story to a buoyant and breathtaking conclusion."-- Publisher.
Subject: Death > Fiction.
Reminiscing > Turkey > Fiction.
Female friendship > Turkey > Fiction.
Women > Turkey > Fiction.
Istanbul (Turkey) > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction.

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