Elif Shafak

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Three Daughters of Eve

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Fiction
UK Viking (Ed. Venetia Butterfield)
US Bloomsbury Publishing
Sep 2016

In her new novel, one of Turkey's leading literary voices explores some of the most urgent and universal issues in today's world.

This is a story about identity, politics, religion, women and God. It is the story of Peri, a young Turkish woman who grows up observing the clash between her father's lonely secularism and her mother's Islamic religiosity. Peri earns a scholarship from Oxford University and arrives in England. She becomes friends with the charming Shirin, an atheist Iranian girl, and Mona, a headscarved Egyptian-American. It is an unlikely friendship among three very different girls from Muslim backgrounds. Shirin, “the sinner”, Mona, “the believer”, and Peri, “the Confused.”  

Peri's life changes dramatically when she meets the charismatic but controversial Professor Azur who teaches about God. Peri falls in love but it is a love that will only bring an unexpected twist and a dark secret that she will have to carry for many years to come. By observing Peri's life in contemporary Istanbul, Shafak takes a close look at Turkey today and reveals the problems that Turkish society hides within.

This courageous, rich and ambitious novel will resonate with many readers all around the world and raise important discussions. 

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Reviews


A terrific book. Poetic, poignant, trenchant

Ian Rankin


A thoughtful, charming book that offers a connection to other worlds, perspectives and possibilities

The Sunday Times


An intelligent, fierce and beguiling read

The Financial Times


An intense, discursive and absorbing novel

The Observer


One of the most important writers at work today, Elif Shafak eloquently explores Turkey's tumultuous present and past. Her magnificent latest moves between Istanbul and Oxford in a fascinating exploration of faith and friendship, rich and poor, and the devastating clash of tradition and modernity

The Independent


A brilliant and moving novel. Elif Shafak writes about religion without superficiality or special pleading, retaining a sense of its impossible possibility or its possible impossibility. Three Daughters of Eve is a remarkable accomplishment

Richard Holloway


There are novels you want to cherish in the sanctity of your own adoration, and then there are novels you feel impatient to talk about with others. Press Three Daughters of Eve on a friend or your book club for a great conversation about this flammable era we live in now

Washington Post


Turkey's best-known female novelist, Elif Shafak, has been building a body of work that needles her country's historical amnesia . . . The ways in which an unresolved past can fuel present-day tensions is the subject of Shafak's vivid and timely eighth novel.

Vogue


A beautifully rendered tale of homeland and faith

Marie Claire


Rich and complex . . . Shafak explores themes of feminity and spirituality and extremism and political oppression in a way that feels thoughtful and refreshing

Harpers Bazaar

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