Things dont work out as planned when Pembe, who is Kurdish, follows Turkish husband Adem to London in the 1970s. When Adem deserts the family, eldest son Iskender steps in as head-and thus feels obliged to defend the family honor when Pembe begins a chaste relationship with a man named Elias. As always, Shafak plunges into the heart of cultural conflict; this internationally best-selling Turkish author is set to shake you up. For all your smart readers.

Internationally bestselling Turkish author 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. But an honor killing shatters and transforms their lives when they end up in London in the 1970s.