The Bastard of Istanbul

Elif Shafak



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 is to change her life, and the lives of everyone around her. Twenty years later, Asia Kasunic lives with her extended family in Istanbul. Due to a mysterious family curse all the Kasunic men die early in their forties, so it is a house of women, among them Asia’s beautiful, rebellious mother, Zilina, who runs a tattoo parlor; Banu, who has newly discovered herself as a clairvoyant; and Ferried, a hypochondriac obsessed with impending disaster. And when Asia’s Armenian-American cousin Amanous comes to visit to trace her family’s heritage, long-hidden secrets and Turkey’s turbulent past begin to emerge.

Language English
ISBN-10 067091729X
ISBN-13 978-0-670-91729-7
No of pages 359
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Viking
Published Date 02 Aug 2007

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Author : Elif Shafak

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