Memed, My Hawk by Yaşar Kemal Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne? by Vedat Türkali The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk The Time. Mahrem by Elif Safak, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Elif Shafak is an award-winning bestselling novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey. Her books have been translated into more than twenty.

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At some point it looks like the separate stories are beginning to overlap, but this is only briefly hinted at and not pursued any further.

Soon after B-C and the narrator meet, they become lovers and live together.

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Shafak blends Western and Eastern traditions of storytelling, bringing out the myriad stories of women, minorities, immigrants, subcultures, youth and global souls. Following the birth of her daughter in she suffered from post-natal depression, an experience she addressed in her first autobiographical book, Black Milk. Jan 29, Books. September Learn how and when to remove this template message. The beginning of the story is not an easy read and recommend you to read at least pages from wherein you will mahrek to feel the high of her words in your veins.


Everything that can be black and white is not.

And what makes me more surprised that I “adore” Elif Shafak. She starts eating like crazy again. All of our troubles, worries, obsessions, our happiness and our memories Jul 29, Datsun rated it it was ok.

The Gaze (novel) – Wikipedia

It takes you to familiar places from where you thought you had moved on. The similarity is striking. Didn’t get on with this one, it wasn’t quite what the blurb on the back told me The main message that the book carries out, in my opinion, is that everyone is judged by their outward appearance to some extent.

Proving that women fear of being alone and seeing others who are uglier than them. The words she uses are beautiful. The only thing you should do is sit and “See” and let the book unravel the story for you. I dunno if it’s the translation or what, but this was just a little too elliptical, a little too suggestive, and a little too The most challenging parts of this great novel for me were the parts that I had to put the book down and take a deep breath and remind myself that this is a story, real life is even worse.

When she reads the Dictionary of Gazes she discovers one of the vocabularies. I really, really didn’t like it.

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This story ends where it begins. We actually do it without noticing the deed itself. CS1 Turkish-language sources tr Articles with a promotional tone from September All articles with a promotional tone Wikipedia articles with style issues from September All articles with style issues Articles needing additional references from September All articles mmahrem additional references Articles with multiple maintenance issues.


I understand the need to change covers and titles for different markets, and of course sometimes the subject matter dictates the cover. Nothing is left the way it is, the way nature intended it to be. Books by Elif Shafak.

Please enter your comment! The book was received with great interest and acclaim by critics and readers alike, being an instant bestseller.

The mixing of fairytale and fable with apparent realism is really something to behold. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. And we would watch, and, condemning its actions, would never have to refer to it again.

The novel has opened up a vivid debate in Turkey about family, love, freedom, redemption and the construct of masculinity. Within the story itself, we have some entries of words from a dictionary, a different kind of dictionary.