The Museum of Innocence

Orhan Pamuk, translated by Maureen Freely
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Orhan Pamuk's gripping tale of forbidden love - now in paperback.

The Museum of Innocence - set in Istanbul between 1975 and today - tells the story of Kemal, the son of one of Istanbul's richest families, and of his obsessive love for a poor and distant relation, the beautiful Fusun, who is a shop-girl in a small boutique.

The novel depicts a panoramic view of life in Istanbul as it chronicles this long, obsessive, love affair between Kemal and Fusun; and Pamuk beautifully captures the identity crisis experienced by Istanbul's upper classes who find themselves caught between traditional and westernised ways of being.

Author bio:

Orhan Pamuk, is the author of many celebrated books, including The White Castle, Istanbul and Snow. In 2003 he won the International IMPAC Award for My Name is Red, and in 2006 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His most recent novel, The Museum of Innocence, was an international bestseller, praised in the Guardian as 'an enthralling, immensely enjoyable piece of storytelling.' Orhan Pamuk lives in Istanbul.

Category: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9780571237029
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: November 2010
Page Extent: 752
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literary fiction