My Name is Red

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My Name Is Red about which Orhan Pamuk says “it’s my most colorful and optimistic novel”, covers nine snowy days of Istanbul in 1591. When Şeküre, a beautiful lady with ceaselessly fighting two sons, decides to look for a new husband, a new lover in place of her husband who didn’t come back from the war since four years, she watches secretly from where she hides the palace muralists her father invites by one by. The proficient muralists coming to their house are painting dangerous figures which convey European influences under the supervision of her father for a secret book, with the order of Ottoman Sultan. When one of them gets killed…The novel in which everyone speaks with their own voice, even dead people and furniture start to talk, is about death, art, love, marriage and happiness as well as a requiem for the forgotten beauties of pictorial art.

 

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My Name Is Red about which Orhan Pamuk says “it’s my most colorful and optimistic novel”, covers nine snowy days of Istanbul in 1591. When Şeküre, a beautiful lady with ceaselessly fighting two sons, decides to look for a new husband, a new lover in place of her husband who didn’t come back from the war since four years, she watches secretly from where she hides the palace muralists her father invites by one by. The proficient muralists coming to their house are painting dangerous figures which convey European influences under the supervision of her father for a secret book, with the order of Ottoman Sultan. When one of them gets killed…The novel in which everyone speaks with their own voice, even dead people and furniture start to talk, is about death, art, love, marriage and happiness as well as a requiem for the forgotten beauties of pictorial art.

 

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Paperback

2010

ISBN: 9780571268832