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World Affairs Council Book Club via ZOOM

The World Affairs Council Book Club will discuss The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak

 

 

Event date: 
Sunday, April 25, 2021 - 11:00am
Event address: 
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA
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Books: 
The Bastard of Istanbul Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143112716
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Published: Penguin Books - January 29th, 2008

April 2021 Selection

As an Armenian American living in San Francisco, Armanoush feels like part of her identity is missing and that she must make a journey back to the past, to Turkey, in order to start living her life. Asya is a nineteen-year-old woman living in an extended all-female household in Istanbul who loves Jonny Cash and the French existentialists. The Bastard of Istanbul tells the story of their two families--and a secret connection linking them to a violent event in the history of their homeland. Filed with humor and understanding, this exuberant, dramatic novel is about memory and forgetting, about the need to examine the past and the desire to erase it, and about Turkey itself.


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