The sultan's seal: [a novel]

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A stunningly lyrical debut novel about faith and desire, set within a gripping tale of murder in nineteenth-century Istanbul. Rich in sensuous detail, this first novel brilliantly captures the political and social upheavals of the waning Ottoman Empire. The naked body of a young Englishwoman washes up in Istanbul wearing a pendant inscribed with the seal of the deposed sultan. The death resembles the murder by strangulation of another English governess, a crime that was never solved. Kamil Pasha, a magistrate in the new secular courts, sets out to find the killer, but his dispassionate belief in science and modernity is shaken by betrayal and widening danger. In a lush, mystical voice, a young Muslim woman, Jaanan, recounts her own relationships with one of the dead women and her suspected killer. Were these political murders involving the palace or crimes of personal passion? An absorbing tale that transports the reader to nineteenth-century Turkey, this novel is also a lyrical meditation on the contradictory desires of the human soul.
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9780393060997
9781482172034
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subject_facet British -- Turkey -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, Governesses -- Crimes against -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Istanbul (Turkey) -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Police magistrates -- Fiction, Young women -- Crimes against -- Fiction
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topic_facet British, Crimes against, Governesses, Police magistrates, Young women