The architect's apprentice: A Novel

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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.
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9780525427971
052542797
9780698182622
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subject_facet Architects -- Turkey -- 16th century -- Fiction, Biographical fiction, Turkish, Historical fiction, Turkish, Mihrimah Sultan, -- 1522-1578 -- Fiction, Sinan, -- Mimar, -- 1489 or 1490-1588 -- Fiction, Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918 -- Fiction, Turkey -- History -- Sleyman I, 1520-1566 -- Fiction, Turkey -- Social life and customs -- 16th century -- Fiction
title_display The architect's apprentice
title_full The Architect's Apprentice A Novel, The architect's apprentice / Elif Shafak
title_short The architect's apprentice
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Architects, Biographical fiction, Turkish, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, Turkish, History, Literature, Mihrimah Sultan, Sinan, Social life and customs