10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World

An intensely powerful new novel from the best-selling author of The Bastard of Istanbul and Honour

'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. . .

Title:10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780241293867
Format Type:Pdf, Epub, pdb, txt, docx, doc, ibook

    10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World Reviews

  • Elyse Walters

    I finished this book a few days ago....( haven’t read any reviews yet)....and it’s unusual for me to wait 3 days before writing a review. Have you ever felt you have so much to say - you don’t k...

  • Marchpane

    10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World is all that remains in the life of Tequila Leila, a sex worker who has been murdered, her body unceremoniously dumped in a wheelie bin in Istanbul. As her...

  • Nadia

    Pleased to see this made the Booker Prize 2019 longlist!Elif Shafak is a bestselling novelist known for her stories of strong female characters, immigrants and minorities. She follows this trend in he...

  • Nat K

    "To the women of Istanbul, and the city of Istanbul, which is, and has always been, a she-city"I love that this is Elif Shafak's dedication for her book. It is oh-so-apt.Many, many reviewers have spok...

  • Meike

    Now Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2019 This riveting tale has two protagonists: The women of Turkey and the city of Istanbul. Right at the beginning, we meet Leila, a prostitute who was attacked an...

  • ?Misericordia? ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ?????? ????

    Mindblowing.A girl is dead. Or dying. Or dead. Or on the threshold of … A sneak peak into an entirely strange world. We get a view on how things get results entirely different from the ones envision...

  • Joanne Harris

    An extraordinary novel: tender, sensual, compassionate, inclusive and steeped in atmosphere and detail, this is a love letter to Istanbul, to tolerance, to friendship. Read it now....

  • Collin

    LONGLISTED (and hopefully shortlisted) FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZE.Leila knows she is dead. Not from the fact that her body is lying in a waste bin, but from the facts that her heart is no longer beatin...

  • Gumble's Yard

    Now shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize after having been re read following its longlisting - my final comment proving prescient - and with additional comments added.The book takes its cue from rese...

  • Nada EL Shabrawy

    Not as good as Daughters of Eve. But the life of Laila Tequila is beautifully told, as usual....