The Bastard Of Istanbul

The Bastard of Istanbul PDF
Author: Elif Shafak
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440635846
Size: 35.83 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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A “vivid and entertaining” (Chicago Tribune) tale about the tangled history of two families, from the author of The Forty Rules of Love and The Architect’s Apprentice "Zesty, imaginative . . . a Turkish version of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club." --USA Today As an Armenian American living in San Francisco, Armanoush feels like part of her identity is missing and that she must make a journey back to the past, to Turkey, in order to start living her life. Asya is a nineteen-year-old woman living in an extended all-female household in Istanbul who loves Jonny Cash and the French existentialists. The Bastard of Istanbul tells the story of their two families--and a secret connection linking them to a violent event in the history of their homeland. Filed with humor and understanding, this exuberant, dramatic novel is about memory and forgetting, about the need to examine the past and the desire to erase it, and about Turkey itself.

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Author: هان كانغ
Publisher: Dar Attanweer
ISBN: 9938941109
Size: 16.95 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : ar
Pages : 224
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تأخذنا رواية "النباتية" إلى عوالم فائضة الإنسانية وجامحة المشاعر حتى الاستهجان، وسط صراعات سطوة العائلة ورتابة المجتمع واستهلاك الذات في طاحونة يومياتنا ليستيقظ الجسد على انتفاضته القاطعة, ليونغ هي التي فجأة صحت من حلم رافضة أكل أي نوع من اللحوم واتخذت من النباتية مسارًا لتغذيتها، قبل أن يتكشف لنا رويدًا رويدًا أن للقرار فلسفته، والتي انجرّ إليها أيضا زوج شقيقتها الكبرى ليخوضا في علاقة حميمية حد التماهي بين جسدين دون أن ينطقا بكلمة واحدة، يتماهيان بمشهد جسدي واحد للوحة ملحمية تشكل حيزًا كبيرًا من فانتازيا الرواية، ويتداخلان في مشهد سريالي يرسمه ويوثقه زوج شقيقتها الرسام الذي ظهر فجأة كشخصية محورية من الرواية بعدما كان هامشيًا في فصولها الاولى. سؤال عن مسببات الحياة ومبررات البقاء تطرحه الرواية بوحشية من خلال رفض بطلتها لأي وسيلة من وسائل إدخال الغذاء لجسدها، كأنها تقول لا شيء يستحق البقاء إلا بضعة ورود وأشجار قد تولد من أجسادنا إذا ما التصقنا بالأرض لنستمد قوتنا منها. جرأة تتركنا امام استسهال الموت في سبيل الفكرة وتهزأ بنا لاننا نواصل حياتنا بيوميات تبدو رتيبة اذا ما قيست بانتفاضة النباتية.

A Pale View Of The Hills

A Pale View of the Hills PDF
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789927129759
Size: 16.58 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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In his highly-acclaimed debut, A Pale View of Hills, Kazuo Ishiguro tells the story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her daughter. Retreating into the past, she finds herself reliving one particular hot summer in Nagasaki, when she and her friends struggled to rebuild their lives after the war. But then as she recalls her strange friendship with Sachiko a wealthy woman reduced to vagrancy the memories take on a disturbing cast.

The Bastard Of Istanbul

The Bastard of Istanbul PDF
Author: Shafak Elif
Publisher: almohreraladbi
ISBN: 2123409774
Size: 68.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
Languages : en
Pages :
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Honor

Honor PDF
Author: Elif Shafak
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101606142
Size: 31.86 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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An honor killing shatters and transforms the lives of Turkish immigrants in 1970s London Internationally bestselling Turkish author Elif Shafak’s new novel is a dramatic tale of families, love, and misunderstandings that follows the destinies of twin sisters born in a Kurdish village. While Jamila stays to become a midwife, Pembe follows her Turkish husband, Adem, to London, where they hope to make new lives for themselves and their children. In London, they face a choice: stay loyal to the old traditions or try their best to fit in. After Adem abandons his family, Iskender, the eldest son, must step in and become the one who will not let any shame come to the family name. And when Pembe begins a chaste affair with a man named Elias, Iskender will discover that you could love someone with all your heart and yet be ready to hurt them. Just published to great acclaim in England, Honor is a powerful, gripping exploration of guilt and innocence, loyalty and betrayal, and the trials of the immigrant, as well as the love and heartbreak that too often tear families apart.

Black Milk

Black Milk PDF
Author: Elif Shafak
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241966264
Size: 50.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Black Milk is the affecting and beautifully written memoir on motherhood and writing by Turkey's bestselling female writer Elif Shafak, author of Honour, The Gaze and The Bastard of Istanbul which was long-listed for the Orange prize. Postpartum depression affects millions of new mothers every year, and- like most of its victims- Elif Shafak never expected to be one of them. But after the birth of her first child in 2006, the internationally bestselling Turkish author remembers how "for the first time my adult life . . . words wouldn't speak to me". As her despair finally eased, Shafak sought to resuscitate her writing life by chronicling her own experiences. In her intimate memoir, she reveals how she struggled to overcome her depression and how literature provided the salvation she so desperately needed. 'An intimate, affecting memoir . . . Her passion for literature is contagious, and her struggle with postpartum depression and writer's block reinforces how carefully all of us must tread. Beautifully rendered, Shafak's Black Milk is an epic poem to women everywhere' Colleen Mondor Elif Shafak is the acclaimed author of The Bastard of Istanbul and The Forty Rules of Love and is the most widely read female novelist in Turkey. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She is a contributor for The Telegraph, Guardian and the New York Times and her TED talk on the politics of fiction has received 500 000 viewers since July 2010. She is married with two children and divides her time between Istanbul and London.

The Gaze

The Gaze PDF
Author: Elif Shafak
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141961384
Size: 34.84 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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A beautiful and compelling novel, Elif Shafak's The Gaze considers the damage which can be inflicted by our simple desire to look at others "I didn't say anything. I didn't return his smiles. I looked at him in the wide mirror in front of where I was sitting. He grew uncomfortable and avoided my eyes. I hate those who think fat people are stupid.' An obese woman and her lover, a dwarf, are sick of being stared at wherever they go, and so decide to reverse roles. The man goes out wearing make up and the woman draws a moustache on her face. But while the woman wants to hide away from the world, the man meets the stares from passers-by head on, compiling his 'Dictionary of Gazes' to explore the boundaries between appearance and reality. Intertwined with the story of a bizarre freak-show organised in Istanbul in the 1880s, The Gaze considers the damage which can be inflicted by our simple desire to look at others. "Beautifully evoked" - The Times "Original and Compelling" - TLS "Plays with ideas of beauty and ugliness like they're Rubik's cubes" - Helen Oyeyemi "Entertaining and affecting" - Publishers' Weekly Elif Shafak is the acclaimed author of The Bastard of Istanbul and The Forty Rules of Love and is the most widely read female novelist in Turkey. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She is a contributor for The Telegraph, Guardian and the New York Times and her TED talk on the politics of fiction has received 500 000 viewers since July 2010. She is married with two children and divides her time between Istanbul and London.

The Happiness Of Blond People

The Happiness of Blond People PDF
Author: Elif Shafak
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0670921769
Size: 37.53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 64
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Penguin Specials are designed to fill a gap. Written to be read over a long commute or a short journey, they are original and exclusively in digital form. This is Elif Shafak's examination of national identity. "You know, I never understand. How come their children are so quiet and well disciplined?" "Yeah," said the distressed father, his voice suddenly softer. "Blond children never cry, do they?" As Elif Shafak stands in line at the airport, she overhears a Turkish father expressing to a friend his bewilderment at the cultural differences he's experienced since immigrating to northern Europe. Is it true, she wonders, that the citizens of these countries are genuinely happier? Why do people leave their homes for other countries? And what lessons can we all learn, for the creation of truly harmonious societies, from the experiences of immigrants? In the light of the recent backlash against multiculturalism and the influx of millions of Muslims into Europe from the east, this powerful and personal essay uses the lived experience of immigrants to examine this most hotly debated subject.

The Flea Palace

The Flea Palace PDF
Author: Elif Shafak
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141961376
Size: 77.50 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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By turns comic and tragic, Elif Shafak's The Flea Palace is an outstandingly original novel driven by an overriding sense of social justice. Bonbon Palace was once a stately apartment block in Istanbul. Now it is a sadly dilapidated home to ten wildly different individuals and their families. There's a womanizing, hard-drinking academic with a penchant for philosophy; a 'clean freak' and her lice-ridden daughter; a lapsed Jew in search of true love; and a charmingly naïve mistress whose shadowy past lurks in the building. When the garbage at Bonbon Palace is stolen, a mysterious sequence of events unfolds that result in a soul-searching quest for truth. "An enchanting combination of compassion and cruelty . . . Elif Shafak is the best author to come out of Turkey in the last decade" - Orhan Pamuk "Hyper-active and hilarious" - Independent Elif Shafak is the acclaimed author of The Bastard of Istanbul and The Forty Rules of Love and is the most widely read female novelist in Turkey. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She is a contributor for The Telegraph, Guardian and the New York Times and her TED talk on the politics of fiction has received 500 000 viewers since July 2010. She is married with two children and divides her time between Istanbul and London.