> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 24 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241201909
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

The Flea Palace




By turns comic and tragic, The Flea Palace is an outstandingly original novel driven by an overriding sense of social justice.

Shortlisted for the 2005 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, Elif Shafak's The Flea Palace is a moving and highly original novel about a group of individuals who live in the same building and who together become embroiled in a mystery.
By turns comic and tragic, The Flea Palace is an outstandingly original novel driven by an overriding sense of social justice.
Bonbon Palace was once a stately apartment block in Istanbul. Now it is a sadly dilapidated home to ten wildly different individuals and their families.
There's a womanizing, hard-drinking academic with a penchant for philosophy; a 'clean freak' and her lice-ridden daughter; a lapsed Jew in search of true love; and a charmingly naïve mistress whose shadowy past lurks in the building. When the rubbish at Bonbon Palace is stolen, a mysterious sequence of events unfolds that result in a soul-searching quest for truth.
'Picaresque' Guardian
'Hyperactive and hilarious' Independent
%%%Shortlisted for the 2005 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, Elif Shafak's The Flea Palace is a moving and highly original novel about a group of individuals who live in the same building and who together become embroiled in a mystery.



By turns comic and tragic, The Flea Palace is an outstandingly original novel driven by an overriding sense of social justice.



Bonbon Palace was once a stately apartment block in Istanbul. Now it is a sadly dilapidated home to ten wildly different individuals and their families.



There's a womanizing, hard-drinking academic with a penchant for philosophy; a 'clean freak' and her lice-ridden daughter; a lapsed Jew in search of true love; and a charmingly naïve mistress whose shadowy past lurks in the building. When the rubbish at Bonbon Palace is stolen, a mysterious sequence of events unfolds that result in a soul-searching quest for truth.



'Picaresque' Guardian

'Hyperactive and hilarious' Independent

  • Pub date: 24 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241201909
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

Also by Elif Shafak

See all

Related titles