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The Museum of Innocence (Vintage International)
by Orhan Pamuk

Published: 2010-10-05
Paperback : 531 pages
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It is 1975, a perfect spring in Istanbul. Kemal and Sibel, children of two prominent families, are about to become engaged. But when Kemal encounters Füsun, a beautiful shopgirl and a distant relation, he becomes enthralled. And once they violate the code of virginity, a rift begins to ...

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It is 1975, a perfect spring in Istanbul. Kemal and Sibel, children of two prominent families, are about to become engaged. But when Kemal encounters Füsun, a beautiful shopgirl and a distant relation, he becomes enthralled. And once they violate the code of virginity, a rift begins to open between Kemal and the world of the Westernized Istanbul bourgeoisie. In his pursuit of Füsun over the next eight years, Kemal becomes a compulsive collector of objects that chronicle his lovelorn progress—amassing a museum that is both a map of a society and of his heart. Orhan Pamuk’s first novel since winning the Nobel Prize is a stirring exploration of the nature of romance.

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  "The museum of innocence by Orhan Pamuk"by Elizacaitlin (see profile) 04/14/13

I really enjoyed this book, I loved that it was set in Instanbul in the 1970s, I learnt a lot about Turkey at that time, a country I knew little about. It is a very romantic, moody novel, very drawn... (read more)

 
  "Read it!"by louisvillegals (see profile) 02/21/11

I really loved this book. Found it fascinating although it was a bit long.

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