10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

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Cover Art for 9780241293867, 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak
ISBN: 9780241293867
Publisher: Viking
Published: 6 June, 2019
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
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'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 . . . 'For Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory: the taste of spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the long-awaited birth of a son; the sight of bubbling vats of lemon and sugar which the women use to wax their legs while the men attend mosque; the scent of cardamom coffee that Leila shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each memory, too, recalls the friends she made at each key moment in her life - friends who are now desperately trying to find her . . .

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