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Author Shafak, Elif, 1971- author.

Title The architect's apprentice / Elif Shafak.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Viking, 2015.

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Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Adult Overflow Collection  F SHAFAK    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION SHAFAK    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  F SHAFAK ELIF    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F SHAFAK    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  FICTION SHAFAK    DUE 04-13-23
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult Fiction  F SHAFAK ELIF    DUE 04-12-23
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  SHAFAK    Check Shelf
Description 424 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "From the acclaimed author of The Bastard of Istanbul, a colorful, magical tale set during the height of the Ottoman Empire In her latest novel, Turkey's preeminent female writer spins an epic tale spanning nearly a century in the life of the Ottoman Empire. In 1540, twelve-year-old Jahan arrives in Istanbul. As an animal tamer in the sultan's menagerie, he looks after the exceptionally smart elephant Chota and befriends (and falls for) the sultan's beautiful daughter, Princess Mihrimah. A palace education leads Jahan to Mimar Sinan, the empire's chief architect, who takes Jahan under his wing as they construct (with Chota's help) some of the most magnificent buildings in history. Yet even as they build Sinan's triumphant masterpieces-the incredible Suleymaniye and Selimiye mosques-dangerous undercurrents begin to emerge, with jealousy erupting among Sinan's four apprentices. A memorable story of artistic freedom, creativity, and the clash between science and fundamentalism, Shafak's intricate novel brims with vibrant characters, intriguing adventure, and the lavish backdrop of the Ottoman court, where love and loyalty are no match for raw power"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Sinan, Mimar, 1489 or 1490-1588 -- Fiction.
Mihrimah Sultan, 1522-1578 -- Fiction.
Architects -- Turkey -- 16th century -- Fiction.
Turkey -- Social life and customs -- 16th century -- Fiction.
Turkey -- History -- S├╝leyman I, 1520-1566 -- Fiction.
Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Other Editions: Reproduction of (manifestation): Shafak, Elif, 1971- Architect's apprentice London : Viking, 2014 9780241004913
ISBN 9780525427971 (hardcover)
052542797X (hardcover)
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