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  • Published: 17 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241979921
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

Three Daughters of Eve




A powerful, sweeping tale of faith, love and friendship set across Istanbul and Oxford

Peri, a wealthy Turkish housewife, 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 an eighteen-year-old sent abroad for the first time: to her dazzling, rebellious professor and his life-changing course on God, to her home with her two best friends, Shirin and Mona, and their arguments about Islam and femininity and, finally, to the scandal that tore them all apart.

  • Published: 17 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241979921
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

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Praise for Three Daughters of Eve

A brave and passionate novel

Paul Theroux on 'Bastard of Istanbul'

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

A powerful book; thoughtful, provoking and compassionate

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Ian Rankin

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

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An intelligent, fierce and beguiling read

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An intense, discursive and absorbing novel

Observer

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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

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Vivid storytelling... that explores the darkest aspects of faith and love

Sunday Telegraph on 'Honour'

Elif Shafak's writing leaps off the page. In Three Daughters of Eve she takes us spine-tinglingly right under the skin of three women, exposing the strains of friendship through love and loss. An utterly engrossing read.

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