The Bastard of Istanbul (Paperback)
Penguin Books, 9780143112716, 360pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2008
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Praise For The Bastard of Istanbul…
"Zesty, imaginative . . . A Turkish version of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club."
"Shafak's writing is seductive. . . . The Bastard of Istanbul portrays family as more than merely a function of genetics and fate, folding together history and fiction, the personal and the political into a thing of beauty."
"[This] saucy, witty, dramatic, and affecting tale in the spirit of novels by Amy Tan, Julia Alvarez, and Bharati Mukherjee should prove irresistible to readers. . . . A grandly emphatic and spellbinding story."
-New York Newsday (cover)
"Beautifully imagined . . . this wonderful new novel carried me away. And reality was different when I returned."