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The bastard of Istanbul

The bastard of Istanbul

Author: Elif Shafak
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
In a novel overflows with a kitchen sink's worth of zany characters, women are front and center: Asya Kazanci, an angst-ridden 19-year-old Istanbulite is the bastard of the title; her beautiful, rebellious mother, Zeliha (who intended to have an abortion), has raised Asya among three generations of complicated and colorful female relations (including religious clairvoyant Auntie Banu and bar-brawl widow, Auntie  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shafak, Elif, 1971-
Bastard of Istanbul.
New York : Viking, 2007
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elif Shafak
ISBN: 0670038342 9780670038343 9780143112716 9780670917204 0670917206 9780670917297 067091729X 0143112716
OCLC Number: 71810126
Description: 360 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Elif Shafak.
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One rainy afternoon in Istanbul a woman walks into a doctor's surgery. 'I need to have an abortion,' she announces. She is nineteen years old, and unmarried. What happens that afternoon is to change  Read more...


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An astonishingly rich and lively story of an Istanbul family whose mixed up heritage mirrors the complexity of Turkish society . . . a hugely ambitious exploration of complex historical realities Read more...

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