About this book
As Monica Ali in "Brick Lane" opened our eyes to the fate of Asian women in London, so Elif Shafak reveals the fates of the many muslim Turkish and Kurdish women. This powerful, brilliant and moving account of murder, love and family set in a Kurdish village, Istanbul and London is yet another excellent offering from Turkey's biggest female author.
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.