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Snow

Orhan Pamuk
Translated by Guneli Gun

Snow by Orhan Pamuk is the bestselling story of a poet seeking his lost love in a remote Turkish town riven by religious conflict and cut off from the world by a blizzard.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571218318
Date Published
07.04.2005
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Summary

The year is 1992. Ka, a poet and political exile, returns to Turkey as a journalist, assigned to investigate troubling reports of suicide in the small and mysterious city of Kars on the Turkish border.

The snow is falling fast as he arrives, and soon all roads are closed. There’s a ‘suicide epidemic’ amongst young religious women forbidden to wear their headscarves. Islamists are poised to win the local elections and Ka is falling in love with the beautiful and radiant Ipek, now recently divorced.

Amid blanketing snowfall and universal suspicion, he finds himself pursued by terrorism in a city wasting away under the shadow of Europe. In the midst of growing religious and political violence, the stage is set for a terrible and desperate act . . .

Touching, slyly comic, and humming with cerebral suspense, Snow evokes the spiritual fragility of the non-Western world, its ambivalence about the godless West, and its fury.

‘A novel of profound relevance to our present moment’ The Times

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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. The Museum of Innocence was an international bestseller, praised in the Guardian as ‘an enthralling, immensely enjoyable piece of storytelling’.…

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