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Title:
10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world
Author:
Shafak, Elif, 1971- author.
ISBN:
9780241293874

9780241293867

9780241979464
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Publication Information:
London : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019.

©2019
Physical Description:
311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Abstract:
Our brains stay active for ten minutes after our heart stops beating. For Tequila Leila, each minute brings with it a new memory- growing up with her father and his two 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 - the friends who are now desperately trying to find her...
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