My Name Is Red

My Name Is Red

Orhan Pamuk


straight away a fiendishly devious secret, a beguiling love tale, and an excellent symposium at the energy of paintings, My identify Is Red is a transporting story set amid the beauty and non secular intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from essentially the most widespread modern Turkish writers.

The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the main acclaimed artists within the land to create a good ebook celebrating the glories of his realm. Their job: to light up the paintings within the eu variety. yet simply because figurative paintings should be deemed an affront to Islam, this fee is a perilous proposition certainly. The ruling elite for this reason mustn’t be aware of the complete scope or nature of the venture, and panic erupts while one of many selected miniaturists disappears. the one clue to the mystery–or crime? –lies within the half-finished illuminations themselves. half fable and half philosophical puzzle, My identify is Red is a kaleidoscopic trip to the intersection of artwork, faith, love, intercourse and gear.

Translated from the Turkish through Erda M Göknar

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