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The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak (Hardcover, 2007) First Edition

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The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak (First Edition)

One rainy afternoon in Istanbul a woman walks into a doctor's surgery. 'I want an abortion', she announces. She is nineteen years old, and unmarried. What happens that afternoon is to change her life, and the lives of everyone around her.

Twenty years later, Asya Kazanci lives with her extended family in Istanbul. Due to a mysterious family curse all the men die by age 41, so it is a house of women, among them her beautiful, rebellious mother, Zeliha, clairvoyant Auntie Banu and bar-brawl widow, Auntie Cevriye. But when Asya's Armenian-American cousin Armanoush comes to stay, long-hidden family secrets and Turkey's turbulent past begin to emerge.


Format: Paperback | 368 pages

Dimensions (cm): 24 x 15.8 x 3 | 738g

Publication Date: 01 Jul 2007

Publisher: Penguin Group

Imprint: Viking

Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

Language: English

Edition Number: 1 (UK)

ISBN10: 0670917206

ISBN13: 9780670917204


Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. No obvious damage to the cover. The dust jacket is included and in good condition (minor scuff marks along the edges, and a very minor tear on the top-right corner of the back cover). The majority of pages are undamaged with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, and no highlighting of text. A previous owner has written their name, a date, and SYDNEY on the top-right corner of the title page using a black pen. But no other writing in margins. No missing pages.