10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world by Elif Shafak

Tequila Leila is a sex worker in Istanbul who has been murdered. Her spirit takes 10 minutes and 38 seconds to die and in that time she revisits her life and we discover how she ended up here. We meet her family and friends in this time and discover a rich and beautiful life that has been cut short. It is a beautiful read with wonderful characters who had me laughing and crying until the very end.

All of Elif Shafak’s books are thoughtful and compelling commentaries on life in Turkey. I love her!