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Flea Palace (Paperback) (Elif Shafak)

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Shortlisted for the 2005 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, Elif Shafak's The Flea Palace is a moving and highly original novel about a group of individuals who live in the same building and who together become embroiled in a mystery. By turns comic and tragic, The Flea Palace is an outstandingly original novel driven by an overriding sense of social justice. Bonbon Palace was once a stately apartment block in Istanbul. Now it is a sadly dilapidated home to ten wildly different individuals and their families. There's a womanizing, hard-drinking academic with a penchant for philosophy; a 'clean freak' and her lice-ridden daughter; a lapsed Jew in search of true love; and a charmingly naïve mistress whose shadowy past lurks in the building. When the rubbish at Bonbon Palace is stolen, a mysterious sequence of events unfolds that result in a soul-searching quest for truth. 'Picaresque' Guardian 'Hyperactive and hilarious' Independent
Number of Pages: 448
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Elif Shafak
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2016
TCIN: 51154724
UPC: 9780241201909
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-9511
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