In this haunting and lyrical novel, we follow the final moments of Tequila Leila, a sex worker in Istanbul who has been left for dead in a dumpster. As her consciousness fades, Leila's memories come flooding back, taking us on a journey through her tumultuous life and the vibrant characters she has met along the way.
Through her five closest friends, each with their own unique struggles and stories, we learn about the complexities of life in Istanbul and the challenges faced by those on the margins of society. From her childhood in a small village to her years on the streets, Leila's life is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of connection.
As time ticks down, Leila's story becomes a meditation on memory, love, and the fleeting nature of life. With its vivid prose and unforgettable characters, "10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World" is a masterpiece of storytelling that will leave readers moved and inspired.