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 My Name Is Red

My Name Is Red

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Synopsis

At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent contemporary Turkish writers. The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land to create a great book celebrating the glories of his realm. Their task: to illuminate the work in the European style. But because figurative art can be deemed an affront to Islam, this commission is a dangerous proposition indeed. The ruling elite therefore mustn&;t know the full scope or nature of the project, and panic erupts when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears. The only clue to the mystery&;or crime? &;lies in the half-finished illuminations themselves. Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, My Name is Red is a kaleidoscopic journey to the intersection of art, religion, love, sex and power. Translated from the Turkish by Erda M Göknar

Book Details

Publisher

Random House Digital

Released

Dec 05, 2006

Language

english

ISBN

9780307386465

Age Level

General Adult

Attributes

Text to Speech Enabled
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