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Honor - Elif Shafak
Honor
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An honor killing shatters and transforms the lives of Turkish immigrants in 1970s London Internationally bestselling Turkish author Elif Shafak’s new novel is a dramatic tale of families, love, and misunderstandings that follows the destinies of twin sisters born in a Kurdish village. While... show more
An honor killing shatters and transforms the lives of Turkish immigrants in 1970s London Internationally bestselling Turkish author Elif Shafak’s new novel is a dramatic tale of families, love, and misunderstandings that follows the destinies of twin sisters born in a Kurdish village. While Jamila stays to become a midwife, Pembe follows her Turkish husband, Adem, to London, where they hope to make new lives for themselves and their children. In London, they face a choice: stay loyal to the old traditions or try their best to fit in. After Adem abandons his family, Iskender, the eldest son, must step in and become the one who will not let any shame come to the family name.  And when Pembe begins a chaste affair with a man named Elias, Iskender will discover that you could love someone with all your heart and yet be ready to hurt them. Just published to great acclaim in England, Honor is a powerful, gripping exploration of guilt and innocence, loyalty and betrayal, and the trials of the immigrant, as well as the love and heartbreak that too often tear families apart.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670784837 (0670784834)
ASIN: 670784834
Publisher: Viking
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Books by the Lake
Books by the Lake rated it
3.0 Honour
Rather heavy-handed in emphasizing the bad treatment of women in traditional Turkish society. Every time she'd write something about honor, I'd think, yeah, but you already said that three times... Too bad, because I really liked her other books; The Bastard of Istanbul had strong social criticism t...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
5.0
Disclaimer: I read this as an ARC via Netgalley. Thank you, Penguin.Good literature, a good story, stirs something in you besides emotion. This is because we, humans, learn though stories. Whether it is though the fables of Aesop or the narrative that the nightly news uses, stories are an integra...
Dem
Dem rated it
3.0 Honor
Honor by Elif Shafak is a tragic story of a shocking honor killing that stuns and shatters the lives and hopes of a Turkish emigrant family living in London in the 1970s.This book opens with a very strong and beautiful dedication from the author which reads as follows; When I was seven years old ...
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