Honour

Elif Shafak

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Penguin Books Ltd
30 April 2015
ISBN: 9780241972946
Paperback
352 pages

From the publisher

From Booker-shortlisted author Elif Shafak, Honour is a gripping tale of love, betrayal and clashing cultures.

'My mother died twice. I promised myself I would not let her story be forgotten'


Pembe and Adem Toprak leave Turkey for London. There they make new lives for their family. Yet the traditions and beliefs of their home come with them - carried in the blood of their children, Iskender and Esma. Trapped by past mistakes, the Toprak children find their lives torn apart and transformed by a brutal and chilling crime.

Set in Turkey and London in the 1970s, Honour explores pain and loss, loyalty and betrayal, the clash of tradition and modernity, as well as the love and heartbreak that can tear any family apart.

'One of the best writers in the world today' Hanif Kureishi

'Vivid storytelling... that explores the darkest aspects of faith and love' Sunday Telegraph


Elif Shafak's latest novel The Island of Missing Trees is available for pre-order now