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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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ISBN 9781926428352 (pbk.)
Author Pamuk, Orhan, 1952-
Title Silent house / Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Robert Finn.
Publisher/Date Camberwell, Vic. : Hamish Hamilton, 2012.
Pagination etc. 334 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary Note 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.
Subject Families -- Fiction
Turkey -- Fiction
Added Author Finn, Robert P.
Shelf Location F PAMU
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