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“A great and almost irresistibly beguiling . . . novelist. . . . [Snow is] enriched by . . . mesmerizing mixes: cruelty and farce, poetry and violence, and a voice whose timbres range from a storytellers playfulness to the dark torment of an explorer, lost.”-The New York Times

An exiled poet named Ka returns to Turkey and travels to the forlorn city of Kars. His ostensible purpose is to report on a wave of suicides among religious girls forbidden to wear their head scarves. But Ka is also drawn by his memories of the radiant Ipek, now recently divorced.

Amid blanketing snowfall and universal suspicion, Ka finds himself pursued by figures ranging from Ipeks ex-husband to a charismatic terrorist. A lost gift returns with ecstatic suddenness. A theatrical evening climaxes in a massacre. And finding God may be the prelude to losing everything else. Touching, slyly comic, and humming with cerebral suspense, Snow is of immense relevance to our present moment.

About the Author

Orhan Pamuk is the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature for 2006. His novel My Name Is Red won the 2003 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in Istanbul.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780739354308
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Subject:
Literary
Read by:
Lee, John
Read:
Lee, John
Author:
PAMUK, ORHAN
Author:
Lee, John
Subject:
Exiles
Subject:
Poets
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Turkey
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Fifteen CD
Publication Date:
20070227
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.96x4.16x1.72 in. .92 lbs.
Media Run Time:
110

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