About this book
A hugely enjoyable family saga set in modern day Istanbul, for fans of Isabel Allende. Shafak was recently accused by the Turkish government of the crime of 'insulting Turkishness' by referring in this novel to the Armenian massacres of 1915, and the book has received extensive publicity. From the author of "The Saint Of Incipient Insanities" and "The Flea Palace". 'Tremendous exuberance... I do like a writer with a purpose' Margaret Forster
Tells a tale of an extraordinary family curse and clashing cultural identities in the mystical and mysterious city of Istanbul.