The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak

"The Bastard of Istanbul" is a novel that tells the story of two families, one Turkish and one Armenian American. It explores the deep, intricate history between the two nations through the eyes of the characters, while also tackling themes of identity, memory, and the past. The narrative unfolds through the perspectives of the women in both families, who carry the burden of their ancestors' secrets, and a young man haunted by the ghost of a long-dead Armenian. The novel delves into the complexities of love, family, and the lasting effects of the Armenian genocide on its descendants.

The 7865th greatest book of all time


Published
2006
Nationality
Turkish
Type
Fiction
Pages
360
Words
114,000
Original Language
Turkish

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