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The Bastard of Istanbul (Signed First Edition)

Shafak, Elif

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ISBN 10: 0670038342 / ISBN 13: 9780670038343
Published by Viking, 2007
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New York: Viking [2007]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. She has signed her name only, with no other writing. She has also signed an unattached VIKING bookplate, also included. A pristine unread copy. Very fine/very fine in all repsects. Comes with mylar dust jacket protector. Smoke free shop. Shipped in sturdy box with bubble wrap. In her second novel written in English (The Saint of Incipient Insanities was the first), Turkish novelist Shafak tackles Turkish national identity and the Armenian question. You cannot find a better copy. Bookseller Inventory # 0207-101

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Title: The Bastard of Istanbul (Signed First ...

Publisher: Viking

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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From one of Turkey’s most acclaimed and outspoken writers, a novel about the tangled histories of two families

In her second novel written in English, Elif Shafak confronts her country’s violent past in a vivid and colorful tale set in both Turkey and the United States. At its center is the "bastard" of the title, Asya, a nineteen-year-old woman who loves Johnny Cash and the French Existentialists, and the four sisters of the Kazanci family who all live together in an extended household in Istanbul: Zehila, the zestful, headstrong youngest sister who runs a tattoo parlor and is Asya’s mother; Banu, who has newly discovered herself as a clairvoyant; Cevriye, a widowed high school teacher; and Feride, a hypochondriac obsessed with impending disaster. Their one estranged brother lives in Arizona with his wife and her Armenian daughter, Armanoush. When Armanoush secretly flies to Istanbul in search of her identity, she finds the Kazanci sisters and becomes fast friends with Asya. A secret is uncovered that links the two families and ties them to the 1915 Armenian deportations and massacres. Full of vigorous, unforgettable female characters, The Bastard of Istanbul is a bold, powerful tale that will confirm Shafak as a rising star of international fiction.

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Elif Shafak is the most widely read female writer in Turkey. Her books include the novels The Bastard of Istanbul and The Forty Rules of Love and the memoir Black Milk. She lives in London and Istanbul.

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