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The Bastard of Istanbul

(2007)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
From one of Turkey's most acclaimed and outspoken writers, a novel about the tangled histories of two families

In her second novel written in English, Elif Shafak confronts her country's violent past in a vivid and colorful tale set in both Turkey and the United States. At its center is the "bastard" of the title, Asya, a nineteen-year-old woman who loves Johnny Cash and the French Existentialists, and the four sisters of the Kazanci family who all live together in an extended household in Istanbul: Zehila, the zestful, headstrong youngest sister who runs a tattoo parlor and is Asya's mother; Banu, who has newly discovered herself as a clairvoyant; Cevriye, a widowed high school teacher; and Feride, a hypochondriac obsessed with impending disaster. Their one estranged brother lives in Arizona with his wife and her Armenian daughter, Armanoush. When Armanoush secretly flies to Istanbul in search of her identity, she finds the Kazanci sisters and becomes fast friends with Asya. A secret is uncovered that links the two families and ties them to the 1915 Armenian deportations and massacres. Full of vigorous, unforgettable female characters, The Bastard of Istanbul is a bold, powerful tale that will confirm Shafak as a rising star of international fiction.


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August 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bastard of Istanbul
Author(s): Elif Shafak
ISBN: 0-670-91720-6 / 978-0-670-91720-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking, New York
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August 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Bastard of Istanbul (Readers Circle Series)
Author(s): Elif Shafak
ISBN: 1-60285-022-4 / 978-1-60285-022-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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January 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bastard of Istanbul
Author(s): Elif Shafak
ISBN: 0-670-03834-2 / 978-0-670-03834-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bastard of Istanbul
Author(s): Elif Shafak
ISBN: 0-241-97290-6 / 978-0-241-97290-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2010 : UK Paperback

Title: The Bastard of Istanbul
Author(s): Elif Shafak
ISBN: 0-14-104990-1 / 978-0-14-104990-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bastard of Istanbul
Author(s): Elif Shafak
ISBN: 0-14-103169-7 / 978-0-14-103169-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bastard of Istanbul
Author(s): Elif Shafak
ISBN: 0-14-311271-6 / 978-0-14-311271-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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August 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bastard of Istanbul
Author(s): Elif Shafak
ISBN: 0-670-91729-X / 978-0-670-91729-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Audio Editions

2008 : USA Audio CD

Title: Bastard of Istanbul, The - on Playaway
Author(s): Elif Shafak
ISBN: 1-60640-137-8 / 978-1-60640-137-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Playaway
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March 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bastard of Istanbul
Author(s): Elif Shafak
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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March 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bastard of Istanbul
Author(s): Elif Shafak
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bastard of Istanbul
Author(s): Elif Shafak
ISBN: 1-4001-0397-5 / 978-1-4001-0397-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bastard of Istanbul
Author(s): Elif Shafak
ISBN: 1-4001-3397-1 / 978-1-4001-3397-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Bastard of Istanbul
Author(s): Elif Shafak
ISBN: 1-4001-5397-2 / 978-1-4001-5397-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bastard of Istanbul
Author(s): Elif Shafak
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bastard of Istanbul
Author(s): Elif Shafak
Publisher: Penguin Books
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