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The Bastard of Istanbul

by Elif Shafak

Hardcover, 360 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $24.95 |

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Turkish teen Asya is coming of age under the wing of her tattoo-parlor owner mother and her three aunts, befriending a cousin from America, and discovering a secret that links her family to the 1915 Armenian deportations and massacres.

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