About this book
A tantalizing novel, now in paperback, about love and mysticism from Turkey's bestselling female author; her previous novel, "The Bastard Of Istanbul" was longlisted for the Orange Prize, and has been translated into more than 20 languages. It is about a middle-aged woman, whose new job as a reader for a literary agent introduces her to the ancient Sufi mystic, Rumi, with life-changing consequences.
Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at heart of Ella's life - an emptiness once filled by love. This book follows her on a journey of self-discovery as she examines her life and the concept of love through Sufi mysticism.