About this book
A haunting parable about love, literature and fanaticism, and the fastest selling book in Turkish history. Previously compared to Borges and Calvino, Pamuk takes us on a journey into the arid heatland of Turkey and into lost provincial towns where danger lurks on every corner. "A head on collision between Ballard's "Crash" and Hesse's "Siddhartha"." "Literary Review".
A parable about love, literature and fanaticism. A young university student becomes obsessed with a magical book that delves into the dangerous natures of love and self. Abandoning his studies and his family, he goes with the beautiful Janan on a search for the meaning of the book's darker secrets.
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