Now in paperback, from the Nobel prize-winning author, Orhan Pamuk comes The Museum of Innocence.
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.
“Spellbinding…. Pamuk is one of the greatest novelists of his generation.”
—The Washington Post
“Intimate and nuanced…. A classic, spacious love story.”
—Pico Iyer, The New York Review of Books
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