The Bastard of Istanbul

The Bastard of Istanbul (English, Paperback, Shafak Elif)

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The Bastard of Istanbul  (English, Paperback, Shafak Elif)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9780241972908, 0241972906
    • Edition: 2015
    • Pages: 368
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    A Hay Festival and The Pool VOTE 100 BOOKS for Women Selection 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 will change her life. Twenty years later, Asya Kazanci lives with her extended family in Istanbul. Due to a mysterious family curse, all the Kaznci men die in their early forties, so it is a house of women, among them Asya's beautiful, rebellious mother Zeliha, who runs a tattoo parlour; Banu, who has newly discovered herself as clairvoyant; and Feride, a hypochondriac obsessed with impending disaster. And when Asya's Armenian-American cousin Armanoush comes to stay, long hidden family secrets connected with Turkey's turbulent past begin to emerge. 'Wonderfully magical, incredible, breathtaking...will have you gasping with disbelief in the last few pages' Sunday Express 'A beautiful book, the finest I have read about Turkey' Irish Times 'Heartbreaking...the beauty of Islam pervades Shafak's book' Vogue
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    Imprint
    • Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication Year
    • 2015
    Dimensions
    Width
    • 22 mm
    Height
    • 198 mm
    Length
    • 129 mm
    Weight
    • 257 gr
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    5

    elif shafak a contented author..

    THANK YOU FLIPKART FOR AVAILING ME THIS BOOK IN AS MINIMAL AMOUNT.. IAM GLAD TO READ THIS BOOK.. AS THE BOOK IS ABOUT THE CULTURE OF ISTANBUL(turkey) ITS AMAZING.. AS IM AN INDIAN I USED TO BELIEVE THAT MOSTLY THE MUSLIM COUNTRIES ARE NOT QUITE OPEN WHEN IT COMES TO HAVING A CHILD WITH A FATHER.. AND IT WAS QUITE AMAZING HOW CRAZY PEOPLE THINK OVER THERE.. IM CERTAINLY GOING TO THIS COUNTRY TO SEE THAT IS THIS THE REALITY.. OVER ALL ABEAUTIFUL BOOK..
    THANK YOU
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    ROHAN MINJ

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    Dec, 2014

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    5

    Best in the market!

    A really heart breaking novel especially it's last few pages. The book portrays the beauty of Istanbul and explores the political and historical conditions of Turkey .
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    Arpita

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    5

    Mind-blowing purchase

    Excellent writing style... so much captivating !!!
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    Amritpal Singh

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    Very Good

    The writer has created an intricately woven tale about the very different but equally difficult struggles of living with the past and trying to survive without one.
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    Ramsha Ahmed

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    Delightful

    Awesome book from cover design to paper quality.
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    Tumpa Sadhukhan

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    Could be way better

    ok
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    Priya Paul

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    Nice product

    Didn't received any bookmark. A disappointment from Flipkart
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    5

    Intriguing and Beautiful!

    An intelligent and observant piece of work... I totally loved it! :) Enjoy reading...
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    Rashmi Chatterjee

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    Sep, 2016

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    For Istanbul's sake

    This is one of those books where a city and food is as much a character in the story as the people are. The book evoked feelings in me quite similar to those I felt while I was reading The Scent of Pepper by Kavery Nambisan, but it failed to see those feelings through to a satisfactory climax.

    Of course The Bastard of Istanbul is a commendable book, with a grand plot and myriad characters, and one that will stay with you for some time after you've finished it. Istanbul will stay with you, t...
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    Namitha Varma Rajesh

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    Nov, 2014

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    a whiny read

    Throughout the book I kept waiting for something to happen. The book is peppered with self absorbed people for whom Shafak wants to muster sympathy but I could not manage to. The characters are grating with their very repetitiveness. The main character brings to mind the phrase 'rebel without a cause', it is difficult to like her since it is never clear what she is ranting against.

    The plot has good bits but the story stretches painfully, endlessly, annoyingly. Shafak should have stuck to n...
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    Anindita Satpathi

    Aug, 2012

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