The Gaze

The Gaze

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From award-winning writer Elif Shafak, the Orange Prize long-listed author of The Forty Rules of Love and The Architect's Apprentice, The Gaze is a humorous and carnivalesque exploration of what it means to look and be looked at... An obese woman and her lover, a dwarf, are sick of being stared at wherever they go and so decide to reverse roles. The man goes out wearing make-up and the woman draws a moustache on her face.This elegant, unforgettable novel explores our desire to look at others.'Beautifully evoked' The Times'Original and compelling' TLS
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 191g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0241201918
  • 9780241201916
  • 169,883

About Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak is one of today's most influential international writers and intellectuals who straddle East and West. She is the acclaimed author of ten novels including The Architect's Apprentice and The Bastard of Istanbul, and is the most widely read female writer in Turkey. Her work has been translated into over forty languages and she has been awarded the prestigious Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. She is also a public speaker, a women's and LGBT rights activist and a commentator who regularly contributes to world publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel and La Repubblica. Elif has been longlisted for the Orange Prize, the Baileys Prize and the IMPAC Dublin Award, and shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Ondaatje Prize. She lives in London and can be found at
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1,960 ratings
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4 32% (627)
3 25% (498)
2 13% (255)
1 6% (114)
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