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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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Language
eng
Summary
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 '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, The High Low '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 . . . 'Simply magnificent, a truly captivating work of immense power and beauty, on the essence of life and its end' Philippe Sands 'A vivid carnival of life and death, cruelty and kindness, love, politics and deep humanity. Brilliant!' Helena Kennedy 'Elif Shafak brings into the written realm what so many others want to leave outside. Spend more than ten minutes and 38 seconds in this world of the estranged. Shafak makes a new home for us in words' Colum McCann 'Elif Shafak's extraordinary 10 Minutes, 38 Seconds in this Strange World is a work of brutal beauty and consummate tenderness' Simon Schama '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.' Financial Times 'One of the best writers in the world today' Hanif Kureishi 'Haunting, moving, beautifully written - and based by an extraordinary cast of characters who capture the diversity of modern Turkey. A masterpiece' Peter Frankopan
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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Character
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10778512
Cataloging source
SALS
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1971-
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Elif Shafak
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009403
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
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009403
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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