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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

by Elif Shafak

Audiobooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World Synopsis

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak, read by Alix Dunmore.

'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. . .

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ISBN: 9780241983195
Publication date: 06/06/2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Audiobook

ISBN: 9780241293867
Publication date: 06/06/2019
Publisher: Viking an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241983195
Publication date: 6th June 2019
Author: Elif Shafak
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Audiobook
Genres: Audiobooks of the Month, Literary Fiction,
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About Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak was born in Strasbourg, France, in 1971. She is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey. Critics have acclaimed her as one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary literature in both Turkish and English. Her novels include The Bastard of Istanbul which was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages. She is married with two children, and divides her time between London and Istanbul. Her website is www.elifshafak.com.   Author photo © Muammer Yanmaz

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