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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

Elif Shafak

A captivating novel that explores the power of friendship and the darkest corners of Istanbul's sex trafficking industry. After being murdered and left in a dumpster, Tequila Leila's consciousness continues for 10 minutes 38 seconds, during which she reflects on her life, including her escape from a polygamous family and her journey into the sordid world of sex trafficking. But through it all, she finds solace in the bonds of friendship. Through Tequila Leila's memories, readers are taken on a journey through modern Istanbul, painting a vivid picture of its secrets and wonders. A breathtaking, moving conclusion awaits readers as her chosen family brings her story to a close.
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This is the book I’m most looking forward to over the next few weeks. ⁦@Elif_Safak⁩ is one of my favourite contemporary writers and this is a brilliant review in @FT - “10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World - lush, rich, lucid”      source
Wonderful book!      source
@PritishNandy Thank you! The book is a brilliant one — elif shafak’s 10 mins 38 seconds in this strange world. Absolutely fantastic writing . Loving the book 📖      source