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The Bastard of Istanbul (edition 2007)
by Elif Shafak
The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Şafak
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0143112716, Paperback)
Populated with vibrant characters, The Bastard of Istanbul is the story of two families, one Turkish and one Armenian American, and their struggle to forge their unique identities against the backdrop of Turkey's violent history. Filled with humor and understanding, this exuberant, dramatic novel is about memory and forgetting, about the tension between the need to examine the past and the desire to erase it.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:41 -0400)
Turkish teen Asya is coming of age under the wing of her tattoo-parlor owner mother and her three aunts, befriending a cousin from America, and discovering a secret that links her family to the 1915 Armenian deportations and massacres.
(summary from another edition)
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
An edition of this book was published by Tantor Media.
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