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The Resource Silent house, Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Robert Finn

Silent house, Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Robert Finn

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Silent house
Title
Silent house
Statement of responsibility
Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Robert Finn
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Language
  • eng
  • tur
  • eng
Summary
Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk's second novel is the moving story of a family gathering the summer before the Turkish military coup of 1980. In a crumbling mansion in Cennethisar (formerly a fishing village, now a posh resort near Istanbul) the old widow Fatma awaits the annual summer visit of her grandchildren: Faruk, a dissipated failed historian; his sensitive leftist sister, Nilgun; and the younger grandson, Metin, a high school student drawn to the fast life of the nouveaux riches, who dreams of going to America. The widow has lived in the village for decades, ever since her husband, an idealistic young doctor, first arrived to serve the poor fishermen. Now mostly bedridden, she is attended by her faithful servant Recep, a dwarf - and the doctor's illegitimate son. Mistress and servant share memories, and grievances, of those early years. But it is Recep's cousin Hassan, a high school dropout and fervent right-wing nationalist, who will draw the visiting family into the growing political cataclysm, in this spellbinding novel depicting Turkey's tumultuous century-long struggle for modernity
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1952-
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Pamuk, Orhan
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no index present
Literary form
novels
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Finn, Robert P
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Families
  • Turkey
Label
Silent house, Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Robert Finn
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Publication
Note
Originally published: Istanbul : Iletisim Yayinlari, 1983
Control code
000049840641
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
334 p.
Isbn
9781926428352
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Silent house, Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Robert Finn
Publication
Note
Originally published: Istanbul : Iletisim Yayinlari, 1983
Control code
000049840641
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
334 p.
Isbn
9781926428352
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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