My Name Is Red

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2010 - Fiction - 483 pages
In the late 1590s, the Sultan secretly commissions a great book - a celebration of his life and his empire, to be illuminated by the best artists of the day - in the European manner. At a time of violent fundamentalism, however, this is a dangerous proposition. Even the illustrious circle of artists are not allowed to know for whom they are working. But when one of the miniaturists is murdered, their Master has to seek outside help. Did the dead painter fall victim to professional rivalry, romantic jealousy or religious terror? With the Sultan demanding an answer within three days, perhaps the clue lies somewhere in the half-finished pictures.
 

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The basic plot synopsis is this: we are in Istanbul in the 16th century when the Sultan employs multiple artists to spend their lives toiling on beautiful and intricate illustrations in books, some ... Read full review

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I've had this novel on my shelves for some time, acquired more because I wanted to read something by this Nobel laureate than knowing the story itself. The basic premise is that a man named Black ... Read full review

Contents

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I SHEKURE
48
CHAPTER II
62
CHAPTER 13
81
AM CALLED STOR K
112
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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.

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