A deeply moving portrait of a torturous love affair that shows Istanbul in all its complex beauty.
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Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
‘An enthralling, immensely enjoyable piece of storytelling. . . a very tender evocation of Istanbul’s moment of dolce vita.’ – The Guardian
‘Intimate and nuanced.. A classic, spacious love story.’ – Pico Iyer, The New York Review of Books
Kamal lives a life of cosmopolitan glamour, exploring the restaurants and boutiques of Istanbul with his friends and fiancÃ©. In the newly modern city, they pride themselves on their liberal attitudes and Western style.
A chance encounter with Fusun, a working-class shop-girl, begins a long, obsessive love affair, one that draws him deep into Istanbul’s complex history, and uncovers the forces of class and gender that still control its inhabitants’ lives.