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10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world

10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world

Shafak, Elif, 1971-

Our brains stay active for ten minutes after our heart stops beating. For Leila, each minute brings with it a new memory: growing up with her father and his wives in a grand old house in a quiet Turkish town; watching the women gossip and wax their legs while the men went to mosque; sneaking cigarettes and Western magazines on her way home from school; running away to Istanbul to escape an unwelcome marriage; falling in love with a student who seeks shelter from a riot in the brothel where she works. Most importantly, each memory reminds Leila of the five friends she met along the way - friends who are now desperately trying to find her

Hardback, Book. English. General.
Published UK: Viking, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Elif Shafak
ISBN: 0241293863, 9780241293867
Physical Description: 311 pages : illustration (black and white), map (black and white) ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Ten minutes 38 seconds in this strange world