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Three daughters of Eve

Author: Elif Shafak
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"The stunning, timely new novel from the acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of The Architect's Apprentice and The Bastard of Istanbul. Peri, a married, wealthy, beautiful Turkish woman, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. As she wrestles to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground -- an old polaroid of three young women and their
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Genre/Form: Religious fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elif Shafak
ISBN: 9781632869951 1632869950
OCLC Number: 967057260
Notes: First published by Penguin Random House UK 2016.
Description: ix, 369 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Elif Shafak.

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"The stunning, timely new novel from the acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of The Architect's Apprentice and The Bastard of Istanbul. Peri, a married, wealthy, beautiful Turkish woman, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. As she wrestles to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground -- an old polaroid of three young women and their university professor. A relic from a past -- and a love -- Peri had tried desperately to forget. Three Daughters of Eve is set over an evening in contemporary Istanbul, as Peri arrives at the party and navigates the tensions that simmer in this crossroads country between East and West, religious and secular, rich and poor. Over the course of the dinner, and amidst an opulence that is surely ill-begotten, terrorist attacks occur across the city. Competing in Peri's mind however are the memories invoked by her almost-lost polaroid, of the time years earlier when she was sent abroad for the first time, to attend Oxford University. As a young woman there, she had become friends with the charming, adventurous Shirin, a fully assimilated Iranian girl, and Mona, a devout Egyptian-American. Their arguments about Islam and feminism find focus in the charismatic but controversial Professor Azur, who teaches divinity, but in unorthodox ways. As the terrorist attacks come ever closer, Peri is moved to recall the scandal that tore them all apart. Elif Shafak is the number one bestselling novelist in her native Turkey, and her work is translated and celebrated around the world. In Three Daughters of Eve, she has given us a rich and moving story that humanizes and personalizes one of the most profound sea changes of the modern world"--

Peri, a wealthy Turkish woman, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. Wrestling to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground-- an old polaroid of three young women and their university professor, a relic from the past. Over the evening, as Peri arrives at the party and navigates the tensions that simmer in this crossroads country between East and West, terrorist attacks occur across the city. But the photograph has invoked Peri's memories of when she was sent abroad for the first time, to attend Oxford University-- and the scandal that tore the friends apart.

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