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10 minutes & 38 Seconds in This Strange World

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  • 10 minutes & 38 Seconds in This  Strange World 
    Title: 10 minutes & 38 Seconds in This Strange World
    Author: SHAFAK ELIF
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 18/06/2019
    Imprint: VIKING
    Price: $33.00
    Publishing status: Active

    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.

    ISBN: 9780241293874
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