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My Name is Red (Paperback) Loot Price: R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 You Save: R25 (14%)
My Name is Red (Paperback): Orhan Pamuk
My Name is Red (Paperback): Orhan Pamuk

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Orhan Pamuk

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Istanbul in the late 1590s is a maelstrom of religious tension, provoked by an increasing influx of European ideas, which arrive alongside the fabrics that come on European ships. When the Sultan commissions a book of illustrations to celebrate his achievements, it is created in secret in a miniaturist workshop lest the naturalistic pictures cause uproar. Then Effendi, the workshop's expert gilder, is murdered, and the master of the workshop calls in outside help in the form of Black, who left the city 12 years previously because of his hopeless love for Shekure, the master's daughter. The murder mystery is at the heart of the narrative, but this is far more than a whodunnit. Told by multiple narrators, the story grows slowly out of its rich setting, its themes of love, art and religion unfolding gradually but compellingly. The author uses language to paint pictures as beautiful as those created by his artist characters; and he well deserves his reputation as Turkey's greatest living writer. (Kirkus UK)
In the late 1590s, the Turkish Sultan secretly commissions an illuminated book: a celebration of his life and his empire. At a time of violent fundamentalism, however, this is a dangerous proposition. Then one of the miniaturists is murdered. The Sultan demands an answer within three days.


Imprint: Faber and Faber
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2001
Authors: Orhan Pamuk
Dimensions: 215 x 130mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 417
ISBN-13: 978-0-571-20047-4
Barcode: 9780571200474
Subtitles: Turkish
Categories: Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Adventure / thriller
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Adventure / thriller > General
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Historical fiction
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-571-20047-8

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