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Author: Orhan Pamuk; Maureen Freely
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
After years of lonely political exile, Turkish poet Ka returns to Istanbul to attend his mother's funeral and learns about a series of suicides among pious girls forbidden to wear headscarves.
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Genre/Form: Political fiction, Turkish
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pamuk, Orhan, 1952-
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2004
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Orhan Pamuk; Maureen Freely
ISBN: 0375406972 9780375406973 1400089336 9781400089338 0375706860 9780375706868
Language Note: English, translated from the Turkish.
OCLC Number: 53443131
Description: 425 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The journey to Kars --
The outlying districts --
Poverty and history --
Ka meets İpek in the New Life Pastry Shop --
The first and last conversation between the murderer and his victim --
Love, religion, and poetry: Muhtar's sad story --
At party headquarters, police headquarters, and once again in the streets --
Blue and rüstem --
A nonbeliever who does not want to kill himself --
Snow and happiness --
Ka with Sheikh Efendi --
The sad story of Necip and Hicran --
A walk through the snow with Kadife --
The dinner conversation turns to love, head scarves, and suicide --
At the National Theater --
Necip describes his landscape and Ka recites his poem --
A play about a girl who burns her head scarf --
A revolution onstage --
The night of the revolution --
While Ka slept and when he woke the next morning --
Ka in the cold rooms of terror --
Sunay Zaim's military and theatrical careers --
With Sunay at military headquarters --
The six-sided snowflake --
Ka with Kadife in the hotel room --
Blue's statement to the West --
Ka urges Turgut Bey to sign the statement --
Ka with İpek in the hotel room --
In Frankfurt --
A short spell of happiness --
The secret meeting at the Hotel Asia --
On love, insignificance, and Blue's disappearance --
The fear of being shot --
The mediator --
Ka with Blue in his cell --
Bargaining in which life vies with theater, and art with politics --
Preparations for the play to end all plays --
An enforced visit --
Ka and İpek meet at the hotel --
The first half of the chapter --
The missing green notebook --
From İpek's point of view --
The final act --
Four years later, in Kars.
Other Titles: Kar.
Responsibility: Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely.


From the award-winning author of "My Name is Red" comes this political thriller. After 12 years in Germany, poet Ka returns to Istanbul for his mother's funeral. In a dangerous political atmosphere,  Read more...
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a global wieved traditional story

by isikocak (WorldCat user published 2006-12-03) Excellent Permalink
this is a big proud to be able to write a review to one of the biggest writers of the last century in turkey with my bad i said he has written a story about a travel to a small city of turkey for all the travelers who are traveling only for traveling.ok; so read it and ....
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