Andrew Bynom: The Executioner's Race

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Left Bank Books says
In Bynom's debut novel, a female calligrapher in Ottoman Istanbul is condemned to death and imprisoned for turning holy prayers into faces and animals, for “reassembling the word of God.” Her only chance at life is to win a race against one of the Sultan’s guards and executioners. Seven years later, in 1841, a man named Andersen travels to Istanbul, learns of the calligrapher Zeynep from a Turkish florist, and sets out to tell the tale of the calligrapher and uncover the outcome of her story.
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