Quantcast
Support Feminist Media! During these troubling political times, independent feminist media is more vital than ever. If our bold, uncensored reporting on women’s issues is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $25, $50, or whatever you can afford, to protect and sustain BUST.com. Thanks so much—we can’t spell BUST without U.



Honor is a novel about twin sisters—one who marries and moves to London and the other who stays behind in their Turkish village—and follows the pains they go through for love, family, and tradition, even when that tradition is honor killing.

In the 1970s, Pembe and her husband Adem move to London for a better life. As they try to fit into a different culture, their loveless marriage crumbles, and Adem leaves Pembe to fend for herself and their children alone. When Pembe begins seeing a new man, it falls to her oldest son to defend the family honor. Meanwhile Jamila, the other twin, stays in their native village, becomes a midwife, and contends with the Turkish culture changing around her. 

Elif Shafak’s writing is terrific; she really brings you into the family’s daily life. The story grips you from its first pages and keeps you wondering: What would drive a person to kill one of their own in the name of honor?


Honor, $21.29, amazon.com

By Jennifer Welsing


Grimes-Cover-SmallThis review appears in the Apr/May 2013 issue of BUST Magazine with cover girl Grimes. Subscribe now.

 

 

Tags: review , books , Honor
Facebook_websiteTwitter_websitePinterest_websiteRSS_websiteTumblr_websiteIG_website

Search

Upcoming Events

New York: Beth B Voyeur Installation
Wed Feb 22 @12:00AM - 11:00PM
New York: Beth B Voyeur Installation
Thu Feb 23 @12:00AM - 11:00PM
2017 New York International Children’s Film Festival
Fri Feb 24 @12:00AM
New York: Beth B Voyeur Installation
Fri Feb 24 @12:00AM - 11:00PM
New York: Beth B Voyeur Installation
Sat Feb 25 @12:00AM - 11:00PM