Our Bookseller says:
“Shafak brings a vulnerable, sumptuous, and volatile world to life while Tequlia Leila’s life is ending. She does this through the senses; activated through smell or taste, every minute that Leila’s brain stays active beyond her body’s demise thrusts a memory onto the page.
It’s a risk to tell a story with a dead main character, it’s a further risk to tell the story of a dead main character whom living society so often deems unworthy.
Shafak pulls it off, Leila’s death story given the grace she deserved while alive.” <3 Miranda