Honour

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From award-winning writer Elif Shafak, the Orange Prize long-listed author of The Forty Rules of Love and The Architect's Apprentice , Honour is a tale of love, betrayal and clashing cultures. 'A powerful book; thoughtful, provoking and compassionate' Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat 'My mother died twice. I promised myself I would not let her story be forgotten . . .' Leaving her twin sister behind, Pembe leaves Turkey for love - following her husband Adem to London. There the Topraks hope to make new lives for themselves and their children. Yet, no matter how far they travel, the traditions and beliefs the Topraks left behind stay with them - carried in the blood. Their eldest is the boy Iskender, who remembers Turkey and feels betrayal deeper than most. His sister is Esma, who is loyal and true despite the pain and heartache. And, lastly, Yunus, who was born in London, and is shy and different. Trapped by the mistakes of the past, the Toprak children find their lives shattered and transformed by a brutal act of murder . . . A powerful novel set in Turkey and London in the 1970s, Honour explores pain and loss, loyalty and betrayal, the trials of the immigrant, the clash of tradition and modernity, as well as the love and heartbreak that too often tears families apart. 'Vivid storytelling... that explores the darkest aspects of faith and love' Sunday Telegraph 'Rich and wide as the Euphrates river along whose banks it begins and ends, Elif Shafak has woven with masterful care and compassion one immigrant family's heartbreaking story - a story nurtured in the terrible silences between men and women trying to grow within ancient ways, all the while growing past them. I loved this book' Sarah Blake, author of The Postmistress '[Elif Shafak] joins writers such as Hanif Kureishi, Zadie Smith, Monica Ali, Aamer Hussein, Andrea Levy, Hanan al-Shakyh and Leila Aboulela, who offer us fictional glimpses of London's Others' The Independent


  • Auteur(s)

    Elif Shafak

  • Éditeur

    Adult Pbs

  • Distributeur

    Side

  • Date de parution

    16/04/2015

  • EAN

    9780241972946

  • Disponibilité

    Épuisé

  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    12.9 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2.1 cm

  • Poids

    245 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Elif Shafak

  • Naissance : 1-1-1971
  • Age : 53 ans
  • Pays : Turquie
  • Langue : Anglais

Elif Shafak est née en 1971 à Strasbourg. Fille de parents turcs, elle est une écrivaine primée et best-seller en Turquie, écrivant ses romans aussi bien en turc qu'en anglais. Féministe et humaniste engagé, ses romans portent souvent sur la xénophobie et le machisme, mélangeant des références orientales et occidentales. Diplômée en relations internationales par la Middle East Technical University d'Ankara, elle est aussi titulaire d'un master en genre et études féminines. En 1998, elle obtient le Prix Mevlana et, en 2000, le Prix des écrivains turcs. Son roman Bonbon palace (Phébus, 2008) est devenu un best-seller en Turquie. En français, ont été traduits également les titres La bâtarde d'Istanbul (Phébus, 2007), Lait noir (Phébus, 2009), Soufi, mon amour (Phébus, 2010) et Crime d'honneur (Phébus, 2013), qui a remporté le Prix Relay 2013.

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