Honor

Honor

An honor killing shatters and transforms the lives of Turkish immigrants in 1970s London

Internationally bestselling Turkish author Elif Shafak’s new novel is a dramatic tale of families, love, and misunderstandings that follows the destinies of twin sisters born in a Kurdish village. While Jamila stays to become a midwife, Pembe follows her Turkish husband, Adem, to London, where they hope to make new lives for themselves and their children.

In London, they face a choice: stay loyal to the old traditions or try their best to fit in. After Adem abandons his family, Iskender, the eldest son, must step in and become the one who will not let any shame come to the family name. And when Pembe begins a chaste affair with a man named Elias, Iskender will discover that you could love someone with all your heart and yet be ready to hurt them.

Just published to great acclaim in England, Honor is a powerful, gripping exploration of guilt and innocence, loyalty and betrayal, and the trials of the immigrant, as well as the love and heartbreak that too often tear families apart.

Title:Honor
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780670784837
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    Honor Reviews

  • Elyse  Walters

    This is such a phenomenal- interesting - page -turning very enjoyable novel. I was drawn into the storytelling instantly....[ I THINK EVERY ONE OF MY FRIENDS WILL BE TOO].....it’s mesmerizing and br...

  • Jalilah

    I am so blown away by this novel, I can't even begin...... The Guardian review saying that Shafak's writing style is similar to Isabel Allende is correct. Shafak like Allende, is able to tell a story ...

  • Sura  ?

    " if there is no harmony inside that person, he will always be angry " A heart-touching novel about the misleading meaning of honor in the east and some other countries all over the world , honor t...

  • Isa

    I am blown away , I am actually at a loss of words.... There are so many thoughts going around in my head about this marvellous book! I just need to let time pass in order to fully grasp everything!Ju...

  • Rakhi Dalal

    If there is one thing this book succeeds in impressing upon the mind of reader, it is that it takes years and lots of suffering and pain to let go off deep-seated notions of righteousness, passed down...

  • Dem

    Honor by Elif Shafak is a tragic story of a shocking honor killing that stuns and shatters the lives and hopes of a Turkish emigrant family living in London in the 1970s.This book opens with a very st...

  • Rincey

    Well. I think I can officially put Elif Shafak on my favorite authors list. Watch my full review https://youtu.be/PJdmjkXNhXg...

  • LeAnne: GeezerMom

    An honor killing in London is not your typical theme for a novel, so the characters radiating out from this event were interesting to get to know. I was drawn in by the twin sisters and enjoyed how it...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    More of 3.5 stars. This novel suffers from too much being crammed into it. The theme of honor in Turkish and Kurdish culture, then carried into an immigrant situation, is an interesting one. It got bo...

  • Thodore

    A book I read a while ago and which I remembered when I saw an altercation between a couple."Honor" - begins with a murder : a son stabs his mother, for that he suspects her of adultery, and for that ...