My Name Is Red
My Name Is Red
Orhan Pamuk

Translated by Erdag M. Goknar

At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent contemporary Turkish writers.

The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land to create a great book celebrating the glories of his realm. Their task: to illuminate the work in the European style. But because figurative art can be deemed an affront to Islam, this commission is a dangerous proposition indeed. The ruling elite therefore mustn’t know the full scope or nature of the project, and panic erupts when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears. The only clue to the mystery–or crime? –lies in the half-finished illuminations themselves. Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, My Name is Red is a kaleidoscopic journey to the intersection of art, religion, love, sex and power.

Translated from the Turkish by Erda M Göknar

Title My Name Is Red
Author Orhan Pamuk
Translated by Erdag M. Goknar
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 27 August 2002
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 432 p.
ISBN-10 0375706852
ISBN-13 9780375706851
Publication Date 27 August 2002
Main content page count 432
Weight 16 oz.

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