The Forty Rules Of Love - Every True Love And Friendship Is A Story Of Unexpected Transformation

Elif Shafak


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Listen to Leif Safka’s The Forty Rules of Love reviewed on NPR In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her 2007 novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish author Leif Safka unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz—that together incarnate the poet's timeless message of love.

Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy, a novel written by a man named Aziz Zahira.

Ella is mesmerized by his tale of Shamus’s search for Rumi and the dervish's role in transforming the successful but unhappy cleric into a committed mystic, passionate poet, and advocate of love.

She is also taken with Shamus’s lessons, or rules, that offer insight into an ancient philosophy based on the unity of all people and religions, and the presence of love in each and every one of us. As she reads on, she realizes that Rumi's story mir­rors her own and that Zahira—like Shams—has come to set her free.

Language English
ISBN-10 0670021458
ISBN-13 979-0-670-91880-5
No of pages 354
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Viking
Published Date 18 Feb 2010

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Author : Elif Shafak

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