Winner of the Union of Turkish Writers' Best Novel Prize, Elif Shafak explores what it is to look and be looked at in the humorous and carnivalesque novel The Gaze.
An obese woman and her lover, a dwarf, are sick of being stared at wherever they go and so decide to reverse roles. The man goes out wearing make-up and the woman draws a moustache on her face.
This elegant, unforgettable novel explores our desire to look at others.
'Beautifully evoked' The Times
'Original and compelling' TLS
Elif Shafak has emerged as one of the most distinctive voices in both English and Turkish contemporary literature; her novels, The Bastard of Istanbul, The Flea Palace, The Forty Rules of Love, and Honour, are consistently at the top of bestseller lists across the globe. Elif Shafak's examination of national identity, The Happiness of Blond People is available as part of the Penguin Specials series - a digital only series of shorts designed with commuters in mind.
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Beautifully evoked ( The Times)
Original and compelling ( TLS)
Plays with ideas of beauty and ugliness like they're Rubik's cubes (Helen Oyeyemi)
Entertaining and affecting ( Publishers' Weekly)
Elif Shafak is the best author to come out of Turkey in the last decade (Orhan Pamuk)
Elif Shafak was born in Strasbourg, France, in 1971. She is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey. Critics have acclaimed her as one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary literature in both Turkish and English. Her novels include The Bastard of Istanbul which was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages. She is married with two children, and divides her time between London and Istanbul. Her website is www.elifshafak.com.
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Book Description Viking, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141048948
Book Description Viking, 2010. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Neu Neuware, Importqualität, auf Lager, Versand per Büchersendung - An obese woman and her lover, a dwarf, are sick of being stared at wherever they go and so decide to reverse roles. The man goes out wearing make-up and the woman draws a moustache on her face. This title explores our desire to look at others. 272 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # INF1000360625
Book Description Viking, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110141048948
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