10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World By Elif Shafak
- Narrated by: Alix Dunmore
- Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
- Release date: 06-06-19
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World AudioBook Summary
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2019
Brought to you by Penguin.
‘In the first minute following her death, Leila’s consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they did not shut down. Not right away….’
Our brains stay active for 10 minutes after our heart stops beating. For Leila, each minute brings with it a new memory: growing up with her father and his wives in a grand old house in a quiet Turkish town; watching the women gossip and wax their legs while the men went to mosque; sneaking cigarettes and Western magazines on her way home from school; running away to Istanbul to escape an unwelcome marriage; falling in love with a student who seeks shelter from a riot in the brothel where she works.
File Size: 252.56 MB