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Publisher Comments:

At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent contemporary Turkish writers.

The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land to create a great book celebrating the glories of his realm. 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. The ruling elite therefore mustnt know the full scope or nature of the project, and panic erupts when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears. The only clue to the mystery-or crime? -lies in the half-finished illuminations themselves. Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, My Name is Red is a kaleidoscopic journey to the intersection of art, religion, love, sex and power.

Translated from the Turkish by Erda M Göknar

Review:

"Acclaimed Turkish novelist Pamuk offers this fascinating murder mystery set against the backdrop of 16th-century Istanbul. The story surrounds a sultan who commissions a book to celebrate his life and times, as well as a set of talented artists hired to recreate the work in the European style. But when one of the artists disappears, the answer to his whereabouts seems to lie in the images themselves. British narrator John Lee reads with a classical tone, drawing on his theatrical experience to create a rousing, epic, but personal reading sure to appeal to a wide range of listeners. Lee reads with such inherent skill that his words seem to be coming straight from memory, recreating Pamuk's ancient world in colorful clarity. A Knopf hardcover (Reviews, Aug. 6)." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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 Europes most prominent novelists, and his work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in Istanbul.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739369241
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Subject:
Literary
Translator:
Goknar, Erdag
Read by:
Lee, John
Read:
Lee, John
Author:
Goknar, Erdag
Author:
Lee, John
Author:
PAMUK, ORHAN
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts
Subject:
Istanbul (Turkey)
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Edition Description:
Sixteen CD
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.84x5.28x1.70 in. .95 lbs.
Media Run Time:
230

Related Subjects

Audio Books » Fiction and Poetry » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » Historical

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Product details pages Random House Audible - English 9780739369241 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Acclaimed Turkish novelist Pamuk offers this fascinating murder mystery set against the backdrop of 16th-century Istanbul. The story surrounds a sultan who commissions a book to celebrate his life and times, as well as a set of talented artists hired to recreate the work in the European style. But when one of the artists disappears, the answer to his whereabouts seems to lie in the images themselves. British narrator John Lee reads with a classical tone, drawing on his theatrical experience to create a rousing, epic, but personal reading sure to appeal to a wide range of listeners. Lee reads with such inherent skill that his words seem to be coming straight from memory, recreating Pamuk's ancient world in colorful clarity. A Knopf hardcover (Reviews, Aug. 6)." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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