This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

Trustpilot
MENU
Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World [9780241293867]

(No reviews yet) Write a Review

An intensely powerful new novel from the best-selling author of The Bastard of Istanbul and Honour 

'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they did not shut down. Not right away...'

For Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory: the taste of spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the long-awaited birth of a son; the sight of bubbling vats of lemon and sugar which the women use to wax their legs while the men attend mosque; the scent of cardamom coffee that Leila shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works.

Each memory, too, recalls the friends she made at each key moment in her life - friends who are now desperately trying to find her. . .

'One of the most important writers at work today' Independent


AUTHOR: Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist and the most widely read female author in Turkey. She writes in both Turkish and English, and has published seventeen books, eleven of which are novels. Her work has been translated into fifty languages. Shafak holds a PhD in political science and she has taught at various universities in Turkey, the US and the UK, including St Anne's College, Oxford University, where she is an honorary fellow. She is a member of Weforum Global Agenda Council on Creative Economy and a founding member of ECFR (European Council on Foreign Relations). An advocate for women's rights, LGBT rights and freedom of speech, Shafak is an inspiring public speaker and twice a TED Global speaker, each time receiving a standing ovation. Shafak contributes to numerous major publications around the world and she has been awarded the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. In 2017 she was chosen by Politico as one of the twelve people who would make the world better. She has judged numerous literary prizes and is chairing the Wellcome Prize 2019.

more
less
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £14.99
£10.05
(You save £4.94 )
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Add to Wish List
SKU:
9780241293867
ISBN13:
9780241293867
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Author:
Elif Shafak
Publisher:
Viking
Publication:
06-Jun-2019
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
320
Chart Position:
1056
Weight:
358 Grams
Girl, Woman, Other cover photo

Girl, Woman, Other [9780241364901]

** JOINT WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 ** Teeming with life and crackling with energy - a love song to modern Britain and black womanhood Girl, Wo…

rrp: £14.99
£10.14
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Testaments cover photo

The Testaments [9781784742324]

** JOINT WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 ** An A Great Read Book of the Month! Margaret Atwood’s long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale. …

rrp: £20.00
£12.00
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Quichotte cover photo

Quichotte [9781787331914]

Quichotte is a love story of profound tenderness and humanity from a great storyteller at his brilliant best. Wise, beautifully written, as heartbrea…

rrp: £18.99
£12.13
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Wall cover photo

The Wall [9780571298709]

Kavanagh begins his life patrolling the Wall. If he's lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has two years of this, 729 more nights. The best thing tha…

rrp: £14.99
£5.99
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Night Boat to Tangier cover photo

Night Boat to Tangier [9781782116172]

It's late one night at the Spanish port of Algeciras and two fading Irish gangsters are waiting on the boat from Tangier. A lover has been lost, a da…

rrp: £14.99
£9.34
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Lost Children Archive cover photo

Lost Children Archive [9780008290023]

The moving, powerful and urgent English-language debut from one of the brightest young stars in world literature Suppose you and Pa were gone, and we…

rrp: £16.99
£10.42
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Man Who Saw Everything cover photo

The Man Who Saw Everything [9780241268025]

Electrifying and audacious, an unmissable new novel about old and new Europe, old and new love, from the twice-Man Booker-shortlisted author of Hot Mi…

rrp: £12.99
£8.93
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Lanny cover photo

Lanny [9780571340286]

Not far from London, there is a village. This village belongs to the people who live in it and to those who lived in it hundreds of years ago. It belo…

rrp: £12.99
£8.18
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Frankissstein: A Love Story cover photo

Frankissstein: A Love Story [9781787331402]

From 'one of the most gifted writers working today' (New York Times) comes an audacious new novel about the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire…

rrp: £16.99
£11.09
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Second Sleep cover photo

The Second Sleep [9781786331373]

From the bestselling author of Fatherland. 1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of hi…

rrp: £20.00
£12.08
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.