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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World

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A rich, sensual novel... This is a novel that gives voice to the invisible, the untouchable, the abused and the damaged, weaving their painful songs into a thing of beauty. ― Francesca Segal, Financial Times

One of the best writers in the world today ― Hanif Kureishi

Shafak is the most exciting Turkish novelist to reach western readers in years ― Irish Times

A terrific book. Poetic, poignant, trenchant ― Ian Rankin on 'Three Daughters of Eve'

A thoughtful, charming book that offers a connection to other worlds, perspectives and possibilities ― Sunday Times on 'Three Daughters of Eve'

A brave and passionate novel ― Paul Theroux on 'Bastard of Istanbul'



'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

'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 . . .