The Bastard of IstanbulBy Elif Shafak
One day a 19-year old and unmarried girl has an abortion. Twenty years later, Asya Kazanci lives with her extended family in Istanbul. Due to a mysterious family curse all the men die by age 41, so it is a house of women. But when Asya's Armenian-American cousin comes to stay, long-hidden family secrets and Turkey's turbulent past begin to emerge.