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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World

ISBN 
9780241293874
Format 
Trade Paperback
Recommended Price 
R330.00
Published 
June 2019
About the book: 
'In the first minute following her death, Tequila 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 ten minutes after our heart stops beating. For Tequila Leila, each minute brings with it a new memory: growing up with her father and his two 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. 
 
Most importantly, each memory reminds Leila of the five friends she met along the way - the friends who are now desperately trying to find her.
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