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The Resource 10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world, Elif Shafak

10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world, Elif Shafak

Label
10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world
Title
10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world
Statement of responsibility
Elif Shafak
Title variation
Ten minutes thirty-eight seconds in this strange world
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they did not shut down. Not right away ...' Our brains stay active for ten minutes after our heart stops beating. For Tequila Leila, each minute brings with it a new memory - growing up with her father and his two wives in a grand old house in a quiet Turkish town; watching the women gossip and wax their legs while the men went to mosque; sneaking cigarettes and Western magazines on her way home from school; running away to Istanbul to escape an unwelcome marriage; falling in love with a student who seeks shelter from a riot in the brothel where she works. Most importantly, each memory reminds Leila of the five friends she met along the way - the friends who are now desperately trying to find her
Summary
In the moments after she has been murdered and left in a dumpster outside Istanbul, Tequila Leila enters a state of heightened awareness. Her heart has stopped beating but her brain is still active--for 10 minutes 38 seconds. While the Turkish sun rises and her friends sleep soundly nearby, she remembers her life--and the lives of others, outcasts like her. In Tequila Leila’s death, the secrets and wonders of modern Istanbul come to life, painted vividly by the captivating tales of how Leila came to know and be loved by her friends. As her epic journey to the afterlife comes to an end, it is her chosen family who brings her story to a buoyant and breathtaking conclusion.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10778512
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shafak, Elif
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Reminiscing
  • Female friendship
  • Women
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • FICTION / Friendship
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Women
  • Dead
  • Death
  • Reminiscing
  • Turkey
Target audience
adult
Label
10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world, Elif Shafak
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize"--Cover
  • "First published in 2019 in Great Britain by Penguin Random House UK / First published in the United States 2019"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1108212677
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781635574470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1108212677
Label
10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world, Elif Shafak
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize"--Cover
  • "First published in 2019 in Great Britain by Penguin Random House UK / First published in the United States 2019"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1108212677
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781635574470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1108212677

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