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The Architect's Apprentice free pdf From the acclaimed author of "The Bastard of Istanbul," a colorful, magical tale set during the height of the Ottoman Empire In her latest novel, Turkey s preeminent female writer spins an epic tale spanning nearly a century in the life of the Ottoman Empire. In 1540, twelve-year-old Jahan arrives in Istanbul. As an animal tamer in the sultan s menagerie, he looks after the exceptionally smart elephant Chota andbefriends (and falls for) the sultan s beautiful daughter, Princess Mihrimah. A palace education leads Jahan to Mimar Sinan, the empire s chief architect, who takes Jahan under his wing as they construct (with Chota s help) some of the most magnificent buildings in history. Yet even as theybuild Sinan s triumphant masterpieces the incredible Suleymaniye and Selimiye mosques dangerous undercurrents begin to emerge, with jealousy erupting amongSinan s four apprentices. A memorable story of artistic freedom, creativity, and the clash between science and fundamentalism, Shafak s intricate novel brims with vibrant characters, intriguing adventure, and the lavish backdrop of the Ottoman court, where love and loyalty are no match for raw power. "From the Hardcover edition.""

About Elif Shafak

ELIF SHAFAK is the most widely read female writer in Turkey and an increasingly active political commentator and columnist. Her books have been translated into more than forty languages. She lives in London and Istanbul with her family.

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Author : Elif Shafak
Publisher : Penguin Books
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ISBN : 0143108301
EAN : 9780143108306
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 432 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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