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Publisher Description

Dread, yearning, identity, intrigue, the lethal chemistry between secular doubt and Islamic fanaticism–these are the elements that Orhan Pamuk anneals in this masterful, disquieting novel. An exiled poet named Ka returns to Turkey and travels to the forlorn city of Kars. His ostensible purpose is to report on a wave of suicides among religious girls forbidden to wear their head-scarves. But Ka is also drawn by his memories of the radiant Ipek, now recently divorced. Amid blanketing snowfall and universal suspicion, Ka finds himself pursued by figures ranging from Ipek’s ex-husband to a charismatic terrorist. A lost gift returns with ecstatic suddenness. A theatrical evening climaxes in a massacre. And finding god may be the prelude to losing everything else. Touching, slyly comic, and humming with cerebral suspense, Snow is of immense relevance to our present moment.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2004
August 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
448
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Mikeleco ,

Snow

Written by the Turkish, Nobel Prize winning author, Orhan Pamuk, this novel delves into the soul of Turkish culture. It explores the deep schisms in religion, politics and ethnicity that besets his secular/Muslim nation. It explores the love/hate/envy relationship that most Turks have with the Western World.

The story is set in the snowbound far-eastern border city of Kars, as a poet returning to his homeland from Western Europe pursues love and inspiration amid a theatrical revolution.

As usual, Pamuk spins an interesting and complex tale that is a pleasure to read, but it does drags along in a few places.

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