Reviews

  • A powerful book; thoughtful, provoking and compassionate

    Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat
  • Fascinating and gripping - a wonderful novel

    Rosamund Lupton, author of Sister
  • Elif Shafak has woven with masterful care and compassion one immigrant family's heartbreaking story - a story nurtured in the terrible silences between men and women

    Sarah Blake, author of The Postmistress
  • Honour is a powerful tale of family connection and heartbreak, offering us insight and delight in equal measure . . . an exquisite and deep rendering of the fullness of life.

    Aurelie Sheehan, author of The Anxiety of Everyday Objects
  • [Elif Shafak] joins writers such as Hanif Kureishi, Zadie Smith, Monica Ali, Aamer Hussein, Andrea Levy, Hanan al-Shakyh and Leila Aboulela, who offer us fictional glimpses of London's Others

    The Independent
  • An honour killing is at the centre of this stunning novel . . . Exotic, evocative and utterly gripping

    The Times
  • Lushly and memorably magic-realist . . . This is an extraordinarily skilfully crafted and ambitious narrative

    The Independent
  • Shafak treats an important, absorbing subject in a fast-paced, internationally familiar style that will make it accessible to a wide readership

    Sunday Times
  • Compelling

    Mariella Frostrup

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