Three Daughters of Eve

Three Daughters of Eve

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/09/2017
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Synopsis

It was an ordinary spring day in Istanbul, a long and leaden afternoon like so many others, when she discovered, with a hollowness in her stomach, that she was capable of killing someone.

Set across Istanbul and Oxford, from the 1980s to the present day, Three Daughters of Eve is a sweeping tale of faith and friendship, tradition and modernity, love and unexpected, bitter betrayal.

Peri, a wealthy Turkish housewife and mother, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. As she wrestles to get 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.

The photograph takes Peri back to Oxford University, as nineteen year old sent abroad for the first time. To her dazzling, rebellious Professor and his life-changing course on God. To the house she shares with her two best friends, Shirin and Mona, and their arguments about identity, Islam and feminism. And finally, to the scandal that tore them all apart.

Shirin, Peri and Mona, they were the most unlikely of friends. They were the Sinner, the Believer and the Confused. Three opposing sides of a raging debate about freedom, expression, belief and sacrifice.

An award-winning novelist and political scientist, Elif Shafak is the most widely read female novelist in Turkey. Shafak is the author of ten novels but is best-known in the UK for her The Bastard of Istanbul, The Architect’s Apprentice and The Forty Rules of Love.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241978887
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 269g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm

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Three Daughters of Eve
A gripping, transformative, important book.
Three Daughters of Eve is one of the best novels I’ve ever read (and I’ve read quite a number!). It is full of vitality and life, passing between the 2016 ... READ MORE
Kat Gibson

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