The Red-Haired Woman
by Orhan Pamuk
Praise For This Book:
“Quietly beautiful.” —Fiammetta Rocco, 1843

“Pamuk’s excellent 10th novel, which focuses on father-son relationships, has a fable-like feel that brings Paul Auster’s work to mind. . . . [It] pores over father-son relationships with almost painful intensity . . . [and] makes the reader feel as if they’ve emerged from the depths of a well into sudden and dazzling light.” —Alex Preston, Observer (London)

“Saturated with sympathy and sense of place, the book charts a boy’s journey into manhood and Turkey’s into irreversible change. But it is above all a book of ideas. Pamuk’s work promotes the fact that we should always interrogate the past but never deny or bury it. History—personal, imagined, actual—reminds us to remember, to think better. . . . This book sings with the power of diverse remembrance.” —Bettany Hughes, Financial Times (London)

“An ending that makes you immediately start the book all over again speaks for itself.” —The Sunday Times (London)

“An intriguing modern take on the Oedipus story. . . . It’s a deep, honest, poignant, painful exploration of humanity’s ability to cover up its own essence with civilised ideas and behaviours.” —The Herald (London)

“Absorbing . . . Pamuk’s intense political parable tells us much about the plight of Turkey today.” —Evening Standard (London)

“Pamuk’s tale of love and death draws heavily on the Oedipus myth, but such is his mastery of storytelling that every character feels fresh, while the vignettes of modern Turkey ring true.” —Mail on Sunday (London)

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