10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

For Leila, each minute after her death recalls a sensuous memory: spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the birth of a yearned-for son; bubbling vats of lemon and sugar to wax women's legs while men are at prayer; the cardamom coffee she shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each fading memory brings back ...show more

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hideTurtle
Dec 27, 2023
8/10 stars
What will you remember in the last moments of your life about the span of your lifetime? Who will care when you are gone? Leila is a sex worker, just murdered and left in a dumpster, whose last 10 minutes and 38 seconds are spent reflecting on various parts of her life. Fascinating concept that your heart would stop but your brain would continue for a little while after death. This read was particularly interesting to me, since I was also rea...read more
Alison T
Nov 07, 2022
5/10 stars
I battled with this...
RBTW
Feb 06, 2022
6.00

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