Silent House

Silent House

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Never before published in English, Orhan Pamuk’s second novel is the story of a Turkish family gathering in the shadow of the impending military coup of 1980.

In an old mansion in Cennethisar, a former fishing village near Istanbul, a widow, Fatma, awaits the annual summer visit of her grandchildren. She has lived in the village for decades, ever since her husband, an idealistic young doctor, ran afoul of the sultan’s grand vizier and arrived to serve the poor… (more)

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)

His ruminations are often clumsy and fuzzy, symptomatic of a novel that despite many fine passages often reads like the apprentice work it is. But Silent House is also more accessible than many of Pamuk’s later novels, making it an excellent introduction to his Nobel Prize-winning body of work.

Silent House vividly portrays the turmoil in Turkey during the time immediately prior to the government coup d’état of 1980.

The book is dense, threaded through with ideas about history, religion, memory, class and politics.

Book Details  

Publisher: Vintage (October 09, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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