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10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world / Elif Shafak.

By: Shafak, Elif, 1971-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780241293874 (paperback); 0241293871.Other title: Ten minutes thirty-eight seconds in this strange world.Subject(s): Memories -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Turkey -- FictionDDC classification: 823.92 Summary: Our brains stay active for ten minutes after our heart stops beating. For Tequila Leila, each minute brings with it a new memory- growing up with her father and his two wives in a grand old house in a quiet Turkish town; watching the women gossip and wax their legs while the men went to mosque; sneaking cigarettes and Western magazines on her way home from school; running away to Istanbul to escape an unwelcome marriage; falling in love with a student who seeks shelter from a riot in the brothel where she works. Most importantly, each memory reminds Leila of the five friends she met along the way - the friends who are now desperately trying to find her...
List(s) this item appears in: The Man Booker Prize Longlist 2019
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Our brains stay active for ten minutes after our heart stops beating. For Tequila Leila, each minute brings with it a new memory- growing up with her father and his two wives in a grand old house in a quiet Turkish town; watching the women gossip and wax their legs while the men went to mosque; sneaking cigarettes and Western magazines on her way home from school; running away to Istanbul to escape an unwelcome marriage; falling in love with a student who seeks shelter from a riot in the brothel where she works. Most importantly, each memory reminds Leila of the five friends she met along the way - the friends who are now desperately trying to find her...

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