My Name Is Red

My Name Is Red

Orhan Pamuk


immediately 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 some of the most admired modern Turkish writers.

The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the main acclaimed artists within the land to create an outstanding ebook celebrating the glories of his realm. Their activity: to light up the paintings within the ecu variety. yet simply because figurative paintings may be deemed an affront to Islam, this fee is a perilous proposition certainly. The ruling elite consequently mustn’t understand the entire scope or nature of the undertaking, 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 delusion and half philosophical puzzle, My identify is Red is a kaleidoscopic trip to the intersection of paintings, faith, love, intercourse and tool.

Translated from the Turkish through Erda M Göknar

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