Honor

Honor

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"Rich in psychological complexity, [Honor] presents an intricate pattern of events to show how a practice as heinous as honor killing could persist." --Shelf Awareness

Turkey's leading female writer, Elif Shafak has won international acclaim for her lyrical blend of Eastern and Western storytelling styles. In this heartbreaking tale of love and misunderstanding, Shafak draws upon the dazzling insight, emotion, and drama that infused The Bastard of Istanbul to explore the controversial issue of honor killings as it tragically plays out in one family's life.

Twin sisters are born in the mid-1940s in a small Kurdish village on the border of Turkey and Syria. Jamila becomes a local midwife. Pembe marries Adem, and they immigrate to London in the 1970s. Bitter and frustrated with his new life, Adem moves out and Iskender, their eldest son, must step in as keeper of the family's honor. But when Pembe begins to spend time with another man, Iskender will discover that you could love someone with all your heart and yet be ready to hurt them.


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Author(s)
Elif Shafak
Format
Paperback | 342 pages
Dimensions
137 x 213 x 30mm | 272g
Publication date
25 Feb 2014
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0143125044
ISBN13
9780143125044
Bestsellers rank
392,532