The Flea Palace

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  •  Paperback | 448 pages
  •  129 x 198 x 27mm | 309g
  •  05 Aug 2010
  •  London, United Kingdom
  •  English
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Shortlisted for the 2005 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, Elif Shafak’s “The Flea Palace” is a moving and highly original novel about a group of individuals who live in the same building and who together become embroiled in a mystery. By turns comic and tragic, “The Flea Palace” is an outstandingly original novel driven by an overriding sense of social justice. Bonbon Palace was once a stately apartment block in Istanbul. Now it is a sadly dilapidated home to ten wildly different individuals and their families. There’s a womanizing, hard-drinking academic with a penchant for philosophy; a ‘clean freak’ and her lice-ridden daughter; a lapsed Jew in search of true love; and a charmingly naive mistress whose shadowy past lurks in the building. When the rubbish at Bonbon Palace is stolen, a mysterious sequence of events unfolds that result in a soul-searching quest for

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