The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
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The Museum of Innocence Summary
It is 1975, a perfect spring in Istanbul. Kemal, scion of one of the citys wealthiest families, is about to become engaged to Sibel, daughter of another prominent family, when he encounters Füsun, a beautiful shopgirl and a distant relation. Once the long-lost cousins violate the code of virginity, a rift begins to open between Kemal and the world of the Westernized Istanbul bourgeosiea world, as he lovingly describes it, with opulent parties and clubs, society gossip, restaurant rituals, picnics, and mansions on the Bosphorus, infused with the melancholy of decayuntil finally he breaks off his engagement to Sibel.
The Museum of Innocence Reviews
"Starred Review. Though its incantatory middle suffers from too many indistinguishable quotidian encounters, this is a masterful work." - Publishers Weekly
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Orhan Pamuk Author Biography
Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul in 1952. He attended the architecture
program at the Istanbul Technical University and then studied journalism at
Istanbul University. He started to write regularly in 1974. He has written thirteen books, including The Museum of Innocence, Other Colors, Snow, and Fragments of the Landscape. His work has been translated into more than forty languages.
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