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Rich in psychological complexity, [Honour] presents an intricate pattern of events to show how a practice as heinous as honour killing could persist." --Shelf Awareness. Turkey's leading female writer, Elif Shafak has won international acclaim for her lyrical blend of Eastern and Western storytelling styles. In this heart-breaking tale of love and misunderstanding, Shafak draws upon the dazzling insight, emotion, and drama that infused The Bastard of Istanbul to explore the controversial issue of honour killings as it tragically plays out in one family's life. Twin sisters are born in the mid-1940s in a small Kurdish village on the border of Turkey and Syria. Jamila becomes a local midwife. Pembe marries Adem, and they immigrate to London in the 1970s. Bitter and frustrated with his new life, Adem moves out and Iskender, their eldest son, must step in as keeper of the family's honour. But when Pembe begins to spend time with another man, Iskender will discover that you could love someone with all your heart and yet be ready to hurt them.
- Format: Paperback
- No of pages: 342 pages
- Publication date: 25 Feb 2014
- Language: English
|Number of Pages||342|
Dimensions and weight
|Dimensions||137 x 213 x 30 mm|