Araf [Elif Safak] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Iyi de bir insana neden omur boyu gecerli olacak sekilde tek bir isim veriliyordu baska bir. Elif Shafak is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey. She is also a political commentator and an inspirational public. Elif Shafak is an award-winning bestselling novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey. Her books have been translated into more than twenty.

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After Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell and Sjon, Ssfak has been chosen dlif the next writer for the Future Library Projecta collection of arfa works that will be opened in This novel expresses the feeling of “in between”ness Well, maybe it’s because I am a Turkish student going to college in the United States myself, but I adored this book. And in a city like Istanbul they mix intensely, incessantly, amazingly. As for anyone who is torn between whether they should read this or not, I’ll be the first to tell you that it is not a novel for everyone.

So at times I liked it, at times I just wanted her to get to the point, but all in all it was an interesting read.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Each character have flaws in them, like typical humans do. It is also written nicely but some parts made me think that the language xafak a bit too heavy for a book like this. Overall, it was a nice and thought-provoking book. Want to Read saving…. O malzemeleri incelerken Debra Ellen Thompson da onu inceleyecek vakit buldu. Shafak’s first novel, Pinhan The Mystic was awarded the “Rumi Prize” inwhich is given to the best work eliff mystical literature in Turkey.


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And of course, the characters were so vividly portrayed, and their relationships with each other were so well constructed. Want to Read saving…. We can excuse the use of Ottoman dress and Iznik tiles on My Name is Redfor example, given that the story revolves around miniaturist painters who served in the sixteenth-century Ottoman court.

In this passionate, personal talk, she reminds us that there are no binaries, in politics, emotions and our identities.

I never thought that this book would be a good one, and thus I have prolonged touching it until I realized that I had to return the book soon to the library, but once I started it, it was just a non-stop awesome read. Ne fazla ne eksik Definitely a must read for anyone who lives or studies out of his motherland.

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Aafak and totally off topic but from now on, I’m going to refer to myself as a premodern being. Retrieved 18 September Because once you leave, leaving again gets easier.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Open Preview See a Problem? I will not relate how these varied characters interact, but they do in intricate ways.

However, I loved how the book made me realize that this purgatory feeling can happen to other people who have not even left their hometown. Not the best book by E. O carte pe care o devorezi eliff care incearca sa se integreze intr-o tara straina.


So, overall, I recommend reading this book. Anyone who loves true-to-the-bone-creative-writing, empty of stereotypes and full of philosophical vastness literature should read this. There are some bold choices of english language usage in this novel: There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

I have read like Elif Shafak books after this one, and it is still my favorite OK I did enjoy the forty rules of love, but I don’t know how much original it is, and it is way too commercialized Anyway the last pages are better than the rest. This book is about a group of twenty-somethings who come from all over the world.

Seldom do they intevene, and when they do, it is too often with an affectionate vigilance like parents taking joy in the mistakes their kids make. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The characters have problems and are essentially misfits and thrown together through strange circumstances. It should be no surprise that safzk Turkish name of the book is “Araf” or “purgatory” as all the characters of the novel are experiencing their own purgatories in one way or another. Showing of 1 reviews.

There are also several parts where the narrator via Ome In the future I will write an in-depth blog about why this is one of the most amazing novels I’ve ever read.