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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak
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really liked it
bookshelves: audiobook, family, fiction, islam, racism, turkey

A very fine novel that takes place in the most unlikely of places: Among outcasts and prostitutes in modern Istanbul we find the lead character who is already dead when we encounter her. I'm not spoiling anything here, I guarantee it!
As she lies dead, she has 10 minutes and 38 seconds before her brain closes down completely for the very last time. She spends that time reminiscing and we're introduced to her life story and her friends and their life stories. It is never not interesting.
Personally, I have not read many novels from Turkey - particularly not contemporary ones, so this was a very nice acquaintance. Luckily Elif Shafak has written several novels, so there's more.
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Reading Progress

March 29, 2020 – Started Reading
April 10, 2020 – Finished Reading
April 13, 2020 – Shelved
April 13, 2020 – Shelved as: audiobook
April 13, 2020 – Shelved as: family
April 13, 2020 – Shelved as: fiction
April 13, 2020 – Shelved as: islam
April 13, 2020 – Shelved as: racism
April 13, 2020 – Shelved as: turkey

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