The Bastard of Istanbul
The Bastard of Istanbul
Elif Shafak

When The Bastard of Istanbul was published in Turkey, Elif Shafak was accused by nationalist lawyers of insulting Turkish identity. The charges were later dropped, and now readers in America can discover for themselves this bold and powerful tale. Populated with vibrant characters, The Bastard of Istanbul is the story of two families, one Turkish and one Armenian American, and their struggle to forge their unique identities against the backdrop of Turkey’s violent history. Filled with humor and understanding, this exuberant, dramatic novel is about memory and forgetting, about the tension between the need to examine the past and the desire to erase it.

Title The Bastard of Istanbul
Author Elif Shafak
Publisher Penguin Books
Title First Published 29 January 2008
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 368 p.
ISBN-10 0143112716
ISBN-13 9780143112716
Publication Date 29 January 2008
Main content page count 368
Weight 16 oz.

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