The Bastard of Istanbul

January 4, 2012

‘The Bastard of Istanbul’, the second book of Elif Şafak I read all in a breath, tells an intricate story of several generations of both Turkish and Armenian descent over a span of almost a century since 1915. Unforgettable female fictional characters as proxies that tell a story and at the same time make a political statement. “Whatever falls from the sky above, thou shall not curse it. That includes the rain.”

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One Response to “The Bastard of Istanbul”


  1. […] full compelling speech will be linked here later. After ‘Aşk‘ and  ‘The Bastard of Istanbul‘, ‘Honour’ is Şafak’s third book translated in Bulgarian.   Elif Şafak, […]


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