Three Daughters of Eve

Category: Book
By (author): Shafak, Elif
Subject:  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Religious
  RELIGION / General
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Published: December 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 9.25in x 6.12in
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From The Publisher*Peri, a married, wealthy, beautiful Turkish woman, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. As she wrests it back, a photograph falls to the ground-an old polaroid of three young women and their university professor. A relic from a past-and a love-Peri had tried desperately to forget.

Three Daughters of Eve is set over an evening in contemporary Istanbul, as Peri arrives at the party and navigates the tensions that simmer in this crossroads country between East and West, religious and secular, rich and poor. Over the course of the dinner, and amidst an opulence that is surely ill-begotten, terrorist attacks occur across the city. Competing in Peri's mind, however, are the memories invoked by her almost-lost polaroid, of the time years earlier when she was sent abroad for the first time, to attend Oxford University. As a young woman there, she had become friends with the charming, adventurous Shirin, a fully assimilated Iranian girl, and Mona, a devout Egyptian-American. Together the three are the Sinner, the Believer, and the Confused. Their arguments about Islam and feminism find focus in the charismatic but controversial Professor Azur, who teaches divinity, but in unorthodox ways. As the terrorist attacks come ever closer, Peri is moved to recall the scandal that tore them all apart.
Review Quote*"Exotic, evocative and utterly gripping." - The Times on Honour

"An impressive achievement, a novel populated by swashbuckling soldiers, mysterious Gypsies and more than a few guileless courtesans. It's also a love poem to the cosmopolitan beauty of Istanbul. . . As she traces these characters ' colorful stories, Shafak unfurls what may be her most accomplished novel-and is certainly her most expansive ." - The New York Times Book Review on The Architect's Apprentice
Biographical NoteElif Shafak is the acclaimed author of ten novels including The Architect's Apprentice and The Bastard of Istanbul, and is the most widely read female writer in Turkey. Her work has been translated into over forty languages and she regularly contributes to publications including the New York Times and the Guardian . Elif has been longlisted for the Orange Prize, the Baileys Prize, and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. She lives in London.