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    DescriptionIn an old mansion in Cennethisar, a former fishing village near Istanbul, an old 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, 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. They share memories, and grievances, of the early years, before Cennethisar became a high-class resort. Her visiting grandchildren are Faruk, a dissipated failed historian; his sensitive leftist sister, Nilgun; and Metin, a high school student drawn to the fast life of the nouveaux riches, who dreams of going to America. But it is Recep's nephew Hassan, a high-school dropout, lately fallen in with right-wing nationalists, who will draw the visiting family into the growing political cataclysm issuing from Turkey's tumultuous century-long struggle for modernity.


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    Title
    Silent House
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Orhan Pamuk
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 462 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571275946
    ISBN 10: 057127594X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    DC21: 894.3534
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Libri: TUER4010
    BISAC V2.8: FIC008000, FIC019000, FIC037000
    Edition statement
    Export - Airside Edition
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    04 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Orhan Pamuk, is the author of many celebrated books, including The White Castle, Istanbul and Snow. In 2003 he won the International IMPAC Award for My Name is Red, and in 2006 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His most recent novel, The Museum of Innocence, was an international bestseller, praised in the Guardian as 'an enthralling, immensely enjoyable piece of storytelling.' Orhan Pamuk lives in Istanbul.
    Review quote
    Praise for Orhan Pamuk: "Essential reading for our times.... In Turkey, Pamuk is the equivalent of a rock star, guru, diagnostic specialist, and political pundit: the Turkish public reads his novels as if taking its own pulse." --Margaret Atwood, "The New York Times Book Review"