The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak read by Laurel Merlington

Whatever falls from the sky above, thou shalt not curse it. That includes the rain. No matter what might pour down, no matter how heavy the cloudburst or how icy the sleet, you should never ever utter profanities against whatever the heavens have in store for us. Everybody knows this, and that includes Zeli Ha. .. Rushing for an appointment she was now late for, swearing like a trooper, hissing one profanity after another at the broken pavements…

Incredible how 3, 4 sentences can cut open a life, a mood, a world. We read and are wet and late and Turkish.