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Vintage International, 2004 - Fiction - 425 pages
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Dread, yearning, identity, intrigue, the lethal chemistry between secular doubt and Islamic fanaticism–these are the elements that Orhan Pamuk anneals in this masterful, disquieting novel. 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 Ipek’s 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.

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Important, moving, beautifully written.

User Review  - leannji -

Snow is a beautifully written look into a land whose modern history and politics had been an enigma to me. The plot is engaging and educational. yet deals with a troubled time and subject, exposing ... Read full review

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User Review  - joebennett - Borders

A deep, insightful exploration of the internal conflict and passion aroused by the Islamic-secular battle for supremacy in a contemporary society. And some of the finest, most creative writing we so ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Orhan Pamuk’s 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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