Memed, My Hawk by Yaşar Kemal Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne? by Vedat Türkali The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk The Time. 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. Elif Shafak was born in Strasbourg, France, in Þafak greatly increased her readership with her novel Mahrem (The Gaze), which earned her the ” Union .

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Besides writing fiction, Shafak is an active political commentator, columnist and public speaker. Got few other stories besides, and didn’t really feel I got to know either of the main characters until near the end.

Curiosity knew no classes from nobles and generals to the nobodies in the saafk. I haven’t felt bored while reading this book ,but I verily was annoyed because I didn’t understand what was going on. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

Yes, sometimes I enjoy it, it’s like exploring something new, looking at them, getting inside their heads, looks or shapes and deciphering their feelings and emotions.

Elif Shafak was born in Strasbourg, France, in Both taste love and betrayal; both have conflicts in individualistic and social views; both have pleasant and unpleasant experiences, both are attractive and repellent.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. It was a hard read, but it starts to make sense at about page A gaze can be enough sometimes, to hurt someone, to make someone feel uncomfortable, to make someone rethink their life.

When he arrives at her mansion in the flesh, she gives him a job, but eventually gives herself to him. In my local book shop recently I noticed that this enigma mahhrem not confined to The Bastard of Istanbul. Mar 16, Bramha Raju rated it really liked it.


In her prize-wining novel, The GazeShafak explores the subject of body image and desirability. Within the story itself, we have some entries of words from a dictionary, a different kind of dictionary. Mahrsm story goes round in a circle, and ends up at pretty much the same point where it started.

Some novels are better left “unseen”! Jan 29, Books. Andin the blink of an eye, I I’ve read this book during almost two months.

The Gaze by Elif Shafak

Madame de Marelle finds a large locked box containing a portrait of a handsome young man who becomes the object of her obsession. At some point it looks like the separate stories are beginning to overlap, but this is only briefly hinted at and not pursued any further.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Fed up with how people look at them whenever they go flif, the couple, an obese woman and her “Our lives are based on seeing and being seen. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Even though the narrator knows and feels that her parents love and care about her, she thinks that when she looks into their eyes, she sees the pain inside.

Feb 25, Kumar Anshul rated it did not like it. Do you look at people? If somehow it wouldn’t succeed in walking a straight line. The leader of the troupe, recognizing that her beauty can bring wealth and success to the troupe, buys ssfak from the family and gives her a name—La Belle Annabelle. I had heard about the author and already had two of her books on my tbr.

If it would only lurch, behave nonsensically, fall to pieces. Men come to the tent alone as ordered and enter through the east door of the tent to see the most beautiful girl, La Belle Annabelle. Return to Book Page. The Saint of Incipient Insanities: Dec 24, Sohaib rated it liked it Shelves: An overweight savak and her lover, a dwarf, are sick of being stared at wherever they go, and decide to reverse roles.


I was on a college trip when I saw a book stall. A historical novel that takes place in 17th century. The narrator, the obese women, is my favourite character.

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The Gaze (novel) – Wikipedia

The look we give to others. Is it about how we see? An ode to public transit.

Shafak blends Western and Eastern traditions of storytelling, bringing out the myriad stories of women, minorities, immigrants, subcultures, youth and global souls.

You basically need to read the entire novel to understand the chronologies of the event and their connections. I mentioned that I was reading The Bastard of Istanbuland after a bit of Googling we worked out she had read it elir. However, the author doesn’t take the easy way to tell it. Shafak continues to write for various daily and monthly publications in Turkey. Apr 23, Sonia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Beth Thomas is a contributor to Yabangee. Shafak’ wrote her next novel in English.

Want to Read saving…. Do you like being looked at?