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The Resource The bastard of Istanbul, Elif Shafak

The bastard of Istanbul, Elif Shafak

Label
The bastard of Istanbul
Title
The bastard of Istanbul
Statement of responsibility
Elif Shafak
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a novel overflowing with a kitchen sink's worth of zany characters, women are front and center: Asya Kazanci, an angst-ridden 19-year-old Istanbulite is the bastard of the title; her beautiful, rebellious mother, Zeliha (who intended to have an abortion), has raised Asya among three generations of complicated and colorful female relations (including religious clairvoyant Auntie Banu and bar-brawl widow, Auntie Cevriye). The Kazanci men either die young or take a permanent hike like Mustafa, Zeliha's beloved brother who immigrated to America years ago. Mustafa's Armenian-American stepdaughter, Armanoush, who grew up on her family's stories of the 1915 genocide, shows up in Istanbul looking for her roots and for vindication from her new Turkish family. The Kazanci women lament Armanoush's family's suffering, but have no sense of Turkish responsibility for it; Asya's boho cohorts insist there was no genocide at all. As the debate escalates, Mustafa arrives in Istanbul, and a long-hidden secret connecting the histories of the two families is revealed
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
150893
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shafak, Elif
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.H328
LC item number
B37 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Armenians
  • Armenians
  • Armenian Americans
  • Armenian massacres, 1915-1923
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
Label
The bastard of Istanbul, Elif Shafak
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm71810126
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
360 p.
Isbn
9780670038343
Lccn
2006042116
System control number
(OCoLC)71810126
Label
The bastard of Istanbul, Elif Shafak
Publication
Control code
ocm71810126
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
360 p.
Isbn
9780670038343
Lccn
2006042116
System control number
(OCoLC)71810126

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