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The Resource 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

Label
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
Title
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
Statement of responsibility
Elif Shafak
Title variation
  • My last 10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world
  • Ten minutes thirty-eight seconds in this strange world
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shortlisted for the 2019 Booker PrizeA moving novel on the power of friendship in our darkest times, from internationally renowned writer and speaker Elif Shafak.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
Summary
In the 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. 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.
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10778512
Cataloging source
SALS
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1971-
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Shafak, Elif
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Political Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Family Sagas
Target audience
adult
Label
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:PRU_675838
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780241979457
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
Control code
BORROWBOX:PRU_675838
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780241979457
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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