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The gaze

"An enchanting combination of compassion and cruelty...Elif Shafak is the best author to come out of Turkey in the last decade."--Orhan Pamuk A new title from the author of "The Flea Palace," shortlisted for the Independent Prize for Foreign Fiction and chosen for Waterstone's 2005 Summer Reading promotion. In her prize-wining novel, "The Gaze," Shafak explores the subject of body image and desirability. An overweight woman and her lover, a dwarf, are sick of being stared at wherever they go, and decide to reverse roles. The man goes out wearing make up, and the woman draws a moustache on her face. The couple deal with the gaze of passers by in different ways. The woman wants to hide away from the world, while the man meets them head on, even compiling his own 'Dictionary of the Gaze' to show the powerful effects a simple look can have. The narrative of "The Gaze" is intertwined with the dwarf's dictionary entries and the story of a bizarre freak-show organized in Istanbul in the 1880s as Shafak explores the damage which can be done by our simple desire to look at other people.

Booko found 4 book editions of The gaze by Elif Shafak

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The Gaze by Elif Shafak, ISBN: 9780141961385
The Gaze
Oct, 2012 eBook - EPUB Being refreshed... Being refreshed...
The Gaze by Elif Shafak, ISBN: 9780141048949
The Gaze
United Kingdom Aug, 2010 Paperback Being refreshed... Being refreshed...
The Gaze by Elif Shafak, ISBN: 9780714531212
The Gaze
United States May, 2006 Paperback Being refreshed... Being refreshed...
Gaze by Elif Shafak, ISBN: 9780241201916
Gaze
Apr, 2015 Paperback Being refreshed... Being refreshed...

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