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10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world

Author: Elif Shafak
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Romans psychologiques
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elif Shafak
ISBN: 9781635574470 1635574471
OCLC Number: 1129139116
Notes: Comprend un glossaire.
Description: 311 pages : 1 illustration, 1 carte ; 24 cm.
Other Titles: Ten minutes thirty-eight seconds in this strange world
Responsibility: Elif Shafak.

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"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 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. 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."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

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