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The Bastard of Istanbul

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The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak
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Jan 29, 2008 | ISBN 9780143112716

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“Zesty, imaginative . . . A Turkish version of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club.”
USA Today

“Shafak’s writing is seductive. . . . The Bastard of Istanbul portrays family as more than merely a function of genetics and fate, folding together history and fiction, the personal and the political into a thing of beauty.”

“[This] saucy, witty, dramatic, and affecting tale in the spirit of novels by Amy Tan, Julia Alvarez, and Bharati Mukherjee should prove irresistible to readers. . . . A grandly emphatic and spellbinding story.”
New York Newsday (cover)

“Beautifully imagined . . . this wonderful new novel carried me away. And reality was different when I returned.”
Chicago Tribune


Orange Prize for Fiction WINNER

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