The Bastard of Istanbul Free Download

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Publisher: Viking
Genres: Historical Fiction
Authors:
Pages: 360 pages
ISBN10: 0670038342
ISBN13: 9780670038343
Tags: Historical Fiction, Free Download, PDF Download
Language: en
Physical Form: eBook
Type: PDF
From one of Turkey's most acclaimed and outspoken writers, a novel about the tangled histories of two families
In her second novel written in English, Elif Shafak confronts her country's violent past in a vivid and colorful tale set in both Turkey and the United States. At its center is the ?bastard? of the title, Asya, a nineteen-year-old woman who loves Johnny Cash and the French Existentialists, and the four sisters of the Kazanci family who all live together in an extended household in Istanbul: Zehila, the zestful, headstrong youngest sister who runs a tattoo parlor and is Asya's mother; Banu, who has newly discovered herself as a clairvoyant; Cevriye, a widowed high school teacher; and Feride, a hypochondriac obsessed with impending disaster. Their one estranged brother lives in Arizona with his wife and her Armenian daughter, Armanoush. When Armanoush secretly flies to Istanbul in search of her identity, she finds the Kazanci sisters and becomes fast friends with Asya. A secret is uncovered that links the two families and ties them to the 1915 Armenian deportations and massacres. Full of vigorous, unforgettable female characters, "The Bastard of Istanbul" is a bold, powerful tale that will confirm Shafak as a rising star of international fiction.

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Shifa malik Dec 06, 2022
I 've just finished reading this book. unlike all the other people I've personally enjoyed reading this book. As Elif was narrating the story I was incessantly traversing with her through the dark history of Turkey and Armenian Genocide painted with the hues of barbarism Well I think the story could have narrated a bit better if she had described the events more overtly than her characters. In short it would be a nice reading journey as you will also get to know about history. I really liked the contrasts in the characters and my favourite character was of asya due to her rebelling nature and the questions she was constantly putting up about faith , believes and God. I was enthralled by her nihilism maybe coz I saw something very similar in her character .
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