Honor

Honor

by Elif Shafak

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Overview

“Rich in psychological complexity, [Honor] presents an intricate pattern of events to show how a practice as heinous as honor 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 heartbreaking 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 honor 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 honor. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143125044
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 381,790
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Elif Shafak is the most widely read female writer in Turkey. Her books include the novels The Bastard of Istanbul and The Forty Rules of Love and the memoir Black Milk. She lives in London and Istanbul.

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Honor: A Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the way this author expresses herself and writes. I have enjoyed most of her books, the book Istanbul was wonderful to but it helps if you have lived there and can identify with the book. I enjoyed this book, very much and it is a touchy subject to write about specially in those corners of the world, where pride and honor are so guarded. Great Author, always look forward to what she will write next.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U a girl