A few weeks ago I read that the Turkish government launched investigations into writers of fiction- including Elif Shafak for writing about sexual violence in turkey ....
I can ’ t help but wonder what the Turkish government thinks of this memoir.
“ Two minutes after her heart had stopped beating, Leila ’ s mind recalled two contrasting tastes: lemon and sugar ”.
Natali had a complicated childhood and family ... .with two mothers ... ( as if that wasn ’ t complicated enough), her ather- Haroun/ Baba felt the esponsibilities of marriage, sex, and fatherhood was all too complicated.
“ Three minutes had passed since Leila ’ s heart had stopped, and now she remembered cardamom coffee.
“ Four minutes after her heart had stopped beating, a fleeting memory surfaced in Leila ’ s imagination, bringing with it I smell and taste of watermelon ”.
“ Five minutes after her heart had stopped beating, Leila we called her brothers birth.
“ ix minutes after her heart had stopped beating, Leila pulled from her archive the smell of a wood burning stove.
“ Ten minutes Twenty Seconds ... .In the final seconds before her brain completely shut down, Leila remembered a wedding cake-thee tired, all hite, layered with buttercream icing ”.
“ Ten minutes and Thirty Seconds ... In the final seconds before her brain surrendered, Tequila Leila recalled The taste of a single malt whiskey.