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The museum of innocence

Author: Orhan Pamuk; Maureen Freely
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st North American edView all editions and formats
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It is 1975, a perfect spring in Istanbul. Kemal, scion of one of the city's wealthiest families, is about to become engaged to Sibel, daughter of another prominent family, when he encounters Fusun, a beautiful shop girl and a distant relation. Thus begins an obsessive but tragic love affair that will transform itself into a compulsive collection of objects--a museum of one man's broken heart--that chronicle Kemal's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Orhan Pamuk; Maureen Freely
ISBN: 9780307266767 0307266761
OCLC Number: 303043206
Notes: Translation of: Masumiyet müzesi.
Originally published in Turkey by Iletisim Yayinlari, Istanbul, in 2008.
Includes index.
Description: xi, 535 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: The happiest moment of my life --
The Şanzelize boutique --
Distant relations --
Love at the office --
Fuaye --
Füsun's tears --
The merhamet apartments --
Turkey's first fruit soda --
F --
City lights and happiness --
The feast of the sacrifice --
Kissing on the lips --
Love, courage, modernity --
Istanbul's streets, bridges, hills, and squares --
A few unpalatable anthropological truths --
Jealousy --
My whole life depends on you now --
Belkis's story --
At the funeral --
Füsan's two conditions --
My father's story: pearl earrings --
The hand of Rahmi Efendi --
Silence --
The engagement party --
The agony of waiting --
An anatomical chart of love pains --
Don't lean back that way, you might fall --
The consolation of objects --
By now there was hardly a moment when I wasn't thinking about her --
Füsun doesn't live here anymore --
The streets that reminded me of her --
The shadows and ghosts I mistook for Füsun --
Vulgar distractions --
Like a dog in outer space --
The first seeds of my collection --
To entertain a small hope that might allay my heartache --
The empty house --
The end-of-summer party --
Confession --
The consolations of life in a Yali --
Swimming on my back --
The melancholy of autumn --
Cold and lonely November days --
Fatih hotel --
A holiday on Uludağ --
Is it normal to leave your financée in the lurch? --
My father's death --
The most important thing in life is to be happy --
I was going to ask her to marry me --
This is the last time I'll ever see her! --
Happiness means being close to the one you love, that's all --
A film about life and agony should be sincere --
An indignant and broken heart is of no use to anyone --
Time --
Come again tomorrow, and we can sit together again --
Lemon Films, Inc. --
On being unable to stand up and leave --
Tombala --
Getting past the censors --
Evenings on the Bosphorus, at the Huzur Restaurant --
To look --
To help pass the time --
The gossip column --
The fire on the Bosphorus --
The dogs --
What is this? --
Cologne --
4,213 cigarette stubs --
Sometimes --
Broken lives --
You hardly ever come here anymore, Kemal Bey --
Life, too, is just like love ... --
Füsun's driving license --
Tarik Bey --
The İnci Patisserie --
The cinemas of Beyoğlu --
The Grand Semiramis Hotel --
Summer rain --
Journey to another world --
After the accident --
The Museum of Innocence --
Collectors --
Happiness.
Other Titles: Masumiyet müzesi.
Responsibility: Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely.

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It is 1975, a perfect spring in Istanbul. Kemal, scion of one of the city's wealthiest families, is about to become engaged to Sibel, daughter of another prominent family, when he encounters Fusun, a beautiful shop girl and a distant relation. Thus begins an obsessive but tragic love affair that will transform itself into a compulsive collection of objects--a museum of one man's broken heart--that chronicle Kemal's lovelorn progress and his afflicted heart's reactions.

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