The Flea Palace

Author(s): Elif Shafak

Fiction

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 truth. "Picaresque." (Guardian). "Hyperactive and hilarious." (Independent).

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241201909
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Viking
  • : 0.309
  • : April 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 27mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Elif Shafak
  • : Paperback
  • : 448