10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World

by Elif Shafak

£8.99

Fiction

Paperback

9780241979464

Published by Penguin Books Ltd

Published August 2020

Books > Fiction

An intensely powerful new novel from the best-selling author of The Bastard of Istanbul and Honour. 

‘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…’

For Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory: the taste of spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the long-awaited birth of a son; the sight of bubbling vats of lemon and sugar which the women use to wax their legs while the men attend mosque; the scent of cardamom coffee that Leila shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each memory, too, recalls the friends she made at each key moment in her life – friends who are now desperately trying to find her. . .

‘One of the most important writers at work today.’ – Independent

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