By Orhan PamukInstantaneously a fiendishly devious secret, a beguiling love tale, and a super symposium at the energy of artwork, My identify Is Red is a transporting story set amid the elegance and spiritual intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from some of the most popular modern Turkish writers.
The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the main acclaimed artists within the land to create a very good booklet celebrating the glories of his realm. Their activity: to light up the paintings within the ecu sort. yet simply because figurative paintings should be deemed an affront to Islam, this fee is a deadly proposition certainly. The ruling elite as a result mustn’t be aware of the entire scope or nature of the undertaking, and panic erupts whilst one of many selected miniaturists disappears. the one clue to the mystery–or crime? –lies within the half-finished illuminations themselves. half delusion and half philosophical puzzle, My identify is Red is a kaleidoscopic trip to the intersection of artwork, faith, love, intercourse and gear.
Translated from the Turkish by means of Erda M Göknar