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From one of the most important and acclaimed writers at work today, a thrilling new novel — part murder mystery, part love story — set amid the perils of religious repression in sixteenth-century Istanbul.

When the Sultan commissions a great book to celebrate his royal self and his extensive dominion, he directs Enishte Effendi to assemble a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land. Their task: to illuminate the work in the European style. But because figurative art can be deemed an affront to Islam, this commission is a dangerous proposition indeed, and no one in the elite circle can know the full scope or nature of the project.

Panic erupts when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears, and the Sultan demands answers within three days. The only clue to the mystery — or crime? — lies in the half-finished illuminations themselves. Has an avenging angel discovered the blasphemous work? Or is a jealous contender for the hand of Enishte?s ravishing daughter, the incomparable Shekure, somehow to blame?

Orhan Pamuk?s My Name Is Red is at once a fantasy and a philosophical puzzle, a kaleidoscopic journey to the intersection of art, religion, love, sex, and power.

Review:

"Award-winning Turkish author Pamuk creatively casts the novel with colorful characters (including such entities as a tree and a gold coin) and provides a palpable sense of atmosphere of the Ottoman Empire that history and literary fans will appreciate." Library Journal

Review:

"The book's jeweled prose and alluring digressions, nesting stories within stories, make one want to say of Pamuk what one of the characters says of the head of the miniaturists' coterie, Osman: '...God had blessed him with an enchanting artistic gift and the intellect of a jinn.'" Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Orhan Pamuk is the author of six novels and the recipient of major Turkish and international literary awards. He is one of Europe's most prominent novelists, and his work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in Istanbul.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375406959
Editor:
Andreou, George
Editor:
Andreou, George
Translator:
Goknar, Erdag
Author:
PAMUK, ORHAN
Author:
Goknar, Erdag
Author:
Andreou, George
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Istanbul
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts
Subject:
16th century
Subject:
Turkey
Subject:
Upper class
Subject:
Islam and art.
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
American
Series Volume:
no. UT-01.02
Publication Date:
August 28, 2001
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.55x6.69x1.38 in. 1.70 lbs.

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Product details 448 pages Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated - English 9780375406959 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Award-winning Turkish author Pamuk creatively casts the novel with colorful characters (including such entities as a tree and a gold coin) and provides a palpable sense of atmosphere of the Ottoman Empire that history and literary fans will appreciate."
"Review" by , "The book's jeweled prose and alluring digressions, nesting stories within stories, make one want to say of Pamuk what one of the characters says of the head of the miniaturists' coterie, Osman: '...God had blessed him with an enchanting artistic gift and the intellect of a jinn.'"
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