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10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world

Author: Elif Shafak
Publisher: [London], UK : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they did not shut down. Not right away...' Our brains stay active for ten minutes after our heart stops beating. For Tequila Leila, each minute brings with it a new memory - growing up  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elif Shafak
ISBN: 9780241293867 0241293863 9780241293874 0241293871
OCLC Number: 1083357572
Description: 311 pages : illustration, map ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Ten minutes thirty-eight seconds in this strange world
Responsibility: Elif Shafak.

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"'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they did not shut down. Not right away...' Our brains stay active for ten minutes after our heart stops beating. For Tequila Leila, each minute brings with it a new memory - growing up with her father and his two wives in a grand old house in a quiet Turkish town; watching the women gossip and wax their legs while the men went to mosque; sneaking cigarettes and Western magazines on her way home from school; running away to Istanbul to escape an unwelcome marriage; falling in love with a student who seeks shelter from a riot in the brothel where she works. Most importantly, each memory reminds Leila of the five friends she met along the way - the friends who are now desperately trying to find her."--Publisher description.

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A brave and passionate novel -- Paul Theroux on 'Bastard of Istanbul' A thoughtful, charming book that offers a connection to other worlds, perspectives and possibilities * Sunday Times on 'Three Read more...

 
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