Three Daughters of Eve

Three Daughters of Eve

Elif Shafak / Dec 12, 2019

Three Daughters of Eve Peri a wealthy Turkish housewife is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag As she wrestles to get it back a photograph falls to the ground

  • Title: Three Daughters of Eve
  • Author: Elif Shafak
  • ISBN: 9780241288047
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • Peri, a wealthy Turkish housewife, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag As she wrestles to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground an old polaroid of three young women and their university professor A relic from a past and a love Peri had tried desperately to forget.The photograph takes Peri back to OxfPeri, a wealthy Turkish housewife, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag As she wrestles to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground an old polaroid of three young women and their university professor A relic from a past and a love Peri had tried desperately to forget.The photograph takes Peri back to Oxford University, as an eighteen year old sent abroad for the first time To her dazzling, rebellious Professor and his life changing course on God To her home with her two best friends, Shirin and Mona, and their arguments about Islam and femininity And finally, to the scandal that tore them all apart.

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      • Elif Shafak

        Elif Shafak was born in Strasbourg, France, in 1971 She is an award winning novelist and the most widely read woman writer in Turkey Critics have named her as one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary Turkish and world literature Her books have been translated into than 40 languages and she was awarded the honorary distinction of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.Shafak has published thirteen books, nine of which are novels She writes fiction in both Turkish and English Shafak blends Western and Eastern traditions of storytelling, bringing out the myriad stories of women, minorities, immigrants, subcultures, youth and global souls Her work draws on diverse cultures and literary traditions, as well as deep interest in history, philosophy, Sufism, oral culture, and cultural politics Shafak s writing breaks down categories, clich s, and cultural ghettoes She also has a keen eye for black humor Shafak s first novel, Pinhan The Mystic was awarded the Rumi Prize in 1998, which is given to the best work in mystical literature in Turkey Her second novel, ehrin Aynalar Mirrors of the City , brings together Jewish and Islamic mysticism against a historical setting in the 17th century Mediterranean Shafak greatly increased her readership with her novel Mahrem The Gaze , which earned her the Best Novel Turkish Writers Union Prize in 2000 Her next novel, Bit Palas The Flea Palace , has been a bestseller in Turkey and was shortlisted for the Independent Best Fiction Award.Shafak wrote her next novel in English The Saint of Incipient Insanities was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Her second novel written in English is The Bastard of Istanbul, which was the bestselling book of 2006 in Turkey and was longlisted for the Orange prize The novel, which tells the story of an Armenian and a Turkish family through the eyes of women, brought Shafak under prosecution but the charges were ultimately dismissed.Following the birth of her daughter in 2006 she suffered from post natal depression, an experience she addressed in her first autobiographical book, Black Milk In this book Shafak explored the beauties and difficulties of being a writer and a mother The book was received with great interest and acclaim by critics and readers alike, being an instant bestseller Shafak s next novel focused on Love and love East West, past present, spiritual mundane, all in the light of Rumi and Shams of Tabriz The Forty Rules of Love sold over 750 k copies, becoming an all time best seller in Turkey and in France awarded with the Prix ALEF Mention Sp ciale Litt rature Etrang re It is also nominated for 2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.Her latest novel published in English, Iskender Honour , has topped the best seller lists and has been acclaimed by both critics and readers of various ages and backgrounds The novel has opened up a vivid debate in Turkey about family, love, freedom, redemption and the construct of masculinity It is the winner of the 2013 Prix Relay des voyageurs in France nominated for 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize, 2013 Women s Prize for Fiction and 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.Her most recent novel Ustam ve Ben 2013 December revolves around the life of Mimar Sinan, the most famous Ottoman architect and opens up important debates on power, creativity, artistic freedom and bigotry Besides writing fiction, Shafak is an active political commentator, columnist and public speaker She is a regular contributor to major newspapers in Turkey and has been featured in major newspapers and periodicals, including The Guardian, The New York Times, The Independent, and The World Post Huffington Post She has taught at various universities in Turkey, UK and USA Having graduated from the program in International Relations at Middle East Technical University, she holds a Masters degree in Gender and Women s Studies and a Ph.D in Politic


    1. ZERO SPOILERSAm I just allowed to SCREAM to the world how TOTALLY ENJOYABLE THIS BOOK WAS TO READ? It’s soooooooooo GOOOD!!!!!! It’s incredibly- I mean INCREDIBLY ENGAGING and THOUGHT-PROVOKING!!!It’s just SOSOSOSOSO GOOD. I’m dying to move right into ‘discussion’. Grab a ‘buddy’ - friend - group - and read this book ‘with them so that you will have the pleasure to discuss it. My poor husband! I’m chewing his ears off. JUST READ THIS BOOK - don’t miss it! But, you want to k [...]

    2. قبل سنوات تعرفت، من خلال إحدى المشاريع التي كنت مشرفًا عليها، على فتاة غريبة الأطوار، وحدث أننا اجتمعنا في أحد المقاهي للاتفاق على خطة سير العمل، وكانت أمامنا كؤوسًا فارغة فوق المائدة، فقامت بقلبها مبررة ذلك بأنها تخشى أن يدخلها الغبار! ومن باب إسقاط الكلفة، قلت لها ممازحًا [...]

    3. Peri, our central character, is a native of Istanbul who has a close relationship with her secular, hard drinking father and a tense relationship with her devout Muslim mother. The novel begins as the adult Peri makes her way to an ostentatious dinner party with her sullen teenage daughter. En route they have a dangerous and potentially deadly encounter that causes Peri to reflect upon what she is capable of doing. The rest of the novel alternates between the dinner party, Peri’s childhood and [...]

    4. Elif Shafak never fails me.Every time I read something for Elif I love her even more, I can understand why some people don't enjoy her books, you have to pay attention to the details, to the conversations not to the events, and that's why she is my favorite author <3 life is about the journey not the destination right? :PIn this amazing novel Elif tell the story of Peri, Shirin and Mona. "The sinner, the believer, the confused" Peri is a Turkish girl who was always confused about the subject [...]

    5. رواية مُفككة، شتتت أهدافها حتى ضلت الطريق، بلا أحداث تُذكر وتستحق أن نحكي لمحة عنها، بلا فكرة واضحة في ما قرأته من ثلثيها الأولين حتى فاض بي الملل، بلا شخصيات مرسومة بإتقان، بلا أي طعم ولا فائدة، فقط أسلوب سرد جيد، ولكنه وحده لا يبني رواية، ولن يكفيني لتحمل عناء ستمائة صفحة، [...]

    6. Gerek konusu gerek hakkındaki olumlu eleştiriler sebebiyle Havva'nın Üç Kızı'na heyecanla başladım. Sıkı bir Elif Şafak okuyucusu değilim, her kitabını okumadım henüz; ama rahat bir şekilde bu kitabın okuduğum Şafaklar içinde en iyisi olduğunu söylememin imkânı yok. Hatta belki en az tat aldığım kitabı bu oldu bile diyebilirim. Evet, kitap bir hayli sürükleyici, merakla okuyorsunuz; ama kitabı bitirdiğinizde pek çok şeyin eksik kaldığını hissediyorsunuz. E [...]

    7. I received a copy of this book on Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review."I was always in that limbo between yes and no. No stranger to faith, no stranger to doubt"4.5*I was really happy to receive Three Daughters of Eve on Netgalley, as I'd recently read an interview with the author and thought the book sounded fascinating. It certainly lived up to expectations. The book is set both in the past and the present, focusing on Peri as a student in Oxford, and as a wealthy wife (14 years later) [...]

    8. أنا أحب إليف كثيراً ، واعجابي بها ليس أدبياً فقط وأنما لأن رواياتها ترتبط بذكريات جميلة بالنسبة لي ، لهذا ربما اكون غالباً منحازة لها ، لكن الحق يُقال هذه الرواية ليست بالمستوى المتوقع ، ولم تتمكن إليف من تقديم شيء جديد .عندما تقرأ ما كُتب على الغلاف الخلفي وبالاضافة لعنوان ا [...]

    9. This is a compelling tale of a woman, Peri (Nazperi), who gets shaken out of her stable, well-adjusted mode of upper-class living in contemporary Istanbul by a random mugging event and by the responses she surprises herself by making. Here’s the effective hook in the first sentence of the book:It was an ordinary spring day in Istanbul, a long and leaden afternoon like so many others, when she discovered, with a hollowness in her stomach, that she was capable of killing someone.She gets a lot o [...]

    10. بادئ ذي بدء الأربعة نجوم هذه ليست تقييم حيادي بالمرة بل تقييم بناءًا على أسباب وظروف شخصية بحتة؛ فهذه ليست رواية استثنائية ولا هي رواية دسمة على الرغم من عدد صفحاتها الطويل للغاية بل هي رواية قليلة الأحداث تعتمد على الوصف والتحليل أكثر من أي شيء آخر تمامًا كما روايات دوستويف [...]

    11. 1st of February, 2018. MY REVIEW(my previous message yesterday) I finished this book late last night and had to drive 800 km today, so did not have time to review it. Review will follow. This is a though-provoking, intense book. Loved the experience.Istantbul. The city that encompassed seven hills, two continents, three seas, and fifteen millions mouths. The book opened with wealthy 35-year-old Peri (Nazperi) who discovered that she is able to kill someone during a mugging. It is the most import [...]

    12. Now and then when you finish a book, you get that warm feeling inside, that feeling of love and gratitude for an author who has been able to draw you into the life of another person, to explore the background and thoughts of someone from a totally different culture and upbringing, in a way that can help explain and explore some of your own deep thoughts and idiosyncrasies regarding God, religion, deep cultural beliefs, the immature jealousies of our youth, uncontrollable young love and attractio [...]

    13. Elif Shafak’s new novel reveals such a timely confluence of today’s issues that it seems almost clairvoyant. Sexual harassment, Islamist terrorism, the rising tension between the faithful and the secular, and the gaping chasm between the rich and the poor — all play out in the pages of “Three Daughters of Eve.” That hyper-relevance is one of the reasons Shafak is so popular in her native Turkey and around the world. The author, who now lives in London, speaks in a multivalent voice tha [...]

    14. من أجمل أعمال شافاك, رواية عن المغتربين و المذبذبين و كل من هم في منزلة الـ بين-بين.

    15. The novel opens with a confession; told in a rather offhand manner, the character suggests to us that it could have happened to anyone if the circumstances were right. Even those who had lived a 'good life' beforehand, even us. Yet the tantalising nature of this beginning is quickly undermined by the dullness of the dinner party through which the story is told. It all feels so constructed, the author is TELLING ME SOMETHING IMPORTANT. I like Elif Shafak, I think she's an important voice in moder [...]

    16. عندما توسع الرقعة في محيطك الخالي تصبح الأوض جرداء قاحلة فمهماحاولت ملئها من أدواتك الفقيرة سوف تكون النتيجة سلبية باهتة ، مرة أخرى تسقط أليف في فخ النمطية والتمطيط الممل ومرة أخرى تذهب ساعاتي الغالية سدىً توقاً لأدب خلاق مختلفعرض يسيطر عليه الرتابة تجده في المسلسلات الترك [...]

    17. غالبًا ما تنتهي قراءاتي لإليف بدهشة، وتفاوت كبير في المشاعر، ولكن في “Three daughters of eve” تنتهي بحيرة وتشتت. هل مررت بالشعور الذي لا تستطيع تحديد هل وقعت في حب كتاب أم كرهته؟ هذا هو بالضبط ما أواجهه الآن. القصة استطيع القول أنها عبقرية، تستطيع ان تُسقطها على نفسك في مكان ما، تُناق [...]

    18. Struggling through the clogged streets of Istanbul, Peri is driving through traffic to attend yet another stifling dinner party of the elite. With her almost teenage daughter in tow, she mistakenly throws her purse to the backseat, and with unlocked doors, someone from the outside grabs her personal belongings. Peri pulls the car over and runs. She confronts the beggar, but he divulges the contents of her purse to the ground. A photo slides out. A man, and three women. The distant memory of Oxfo [...]

    19. (3.5) My first from Shafak, and overall an absorbing story of religion versus secularism. The title trio are young women who meet as international students at Oxford, where they are all drawn to Professor Azur, a charismatic and unconventional don who teaches an infamous seminar on God. Shirin is a boisterous Iranian, while Mona is a feminist Muslim from Egypt. However, the novel’s focus is very much on Peri, from Istanbul. In the present day she’s a wife and mother on her way to a glitzy pa [...]

    20. ‏Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy this book as I thought I would.The opening lines were encouraging, but then the flow of events became lame and boring. I thought there would be something unique at the end of the book but eventually I didn’t find anything special!I liked Elif Safak in Forty Rules of Love, but here I didn’t like her at all.Sadly, I don’t recommend this book!

    21. İnanca, inançsızlığa, arayışa, farklı kadınlara ve aşka dair baş döndürücü bir yolculukΚαλέ, ελάτε πίσω. Στα ελληνικά θα τα πω. Ούτε ένα αστείο δε σηκώνετε;Λοιπόν, μετά τον Παμούκ συνεχίζω το ταξίδι μου στη σύγχρονη τουρκική λογοτεχνία με την Ελίφ Σιαφάκ.Λίγο πολύ και η Σιαφάκ καταπιάνεται με θέματα που απ [...]

    22. لطالما عشقت أدب الحكايات، وعشقت كل حكاء وحكاءة استطاعوا أن يبوحوا بمكنون قلوبهم وعقولهم لينسجوا لنا حكايات خلابة تنقلنا لعوالم بديعة، وعندما تصف إليف شافاك نفسها تقول: إنها مجرد إمرأة تحكي الحكايات.الحكاية كما يجب أن تكون، جلسة تفريغ ذكريات مكثفة بعواطف متأججة وطريقة سرد ص [...]

    23. Henüz kitabı bitirmedim ancak zihnimi sürekli olarak düşünceler böldüğünden bir şeyler yazma ihtiyacı hissettim. Eğer bu kitap Şafak'ın değilde, yeni bir Türk yazarın olsa idi, olumlu anlamda çok fazla sayıda eleştiri alacağını düşünüyorum. Şafak'ın son yıllarda değişen yazarlığı ve sivil hayatı; eseri okurken bir çok kez eseri garipsememe sebep oldu.Düşünün, Tanrı felsefesi yapan bir kitap bu! Tam da doğulu bir kadın yazardan beklenecek, dünyada da [...]

    24. A friend of mine who is like a brother in law to me, because he is, gave me this book. It's not really my cup of tea, opps mea culpa bro, it's well written enough so I read it. I mean, what else do you do with books anyway? It wasn't half bad. I read it and ala Jay Bauman and Mike Stoklasa from Red Letter Media, it was all right. Ah, if you are looking for one of those reviews from me then I am sorry. I hate to break it to you but people are disappointing. It's unfair. What can you do? What can [...]

    25. It's deeply frightening and upsetting how politically divided society is at the moment. When different factions are so convinced about the certitude of their own ideas and beliefs conflict is inevitable. Religion continues to be at the centre of many battles, yet in her new novel Elif Shafak creates the character of A.Z.Azur, a controversial Oxford professor who encourages dialogue across religious belief systems as he believes that too many people suffer from what he calls “The Malady of Cert [...]

    26. loved this book! very intelligent, interesting and well-written on subjects of great actuality and also full of wisdom in its search for knowledge, for deeper understanding of what it is to be human, to be free. an excellent narrative and interesting, multilayered characters lead the reader through the fascinating story between istanbul and oxford, from the 1980s to present time, building up and coming together beautifully in a grand finale. highly recommended.

    27. ثلاث بنات لحواء 3.5تقدّم شفق في هذه الرواية ثلاث صور لحواء وإن كانت برأيي صورة واحدة بثلاثة وجوه." الملحدة، المؤمنة، المترددة"فكل منا يحمل هذه الوجوه في مرحلة ما من مراحل حياته حتى ينتهي بها إلى وجه واحد فقط.القصة تتحدث عن بيري المرأة الجميلة فائقة الذكاء التي نشأت في أسرة عماد [...]

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