The Museum of Innocence is a love story at once richly humorous and deeply tragic, from Orhan Pamuk, the bestselling author of Snow and My Name is Red
Orhan Pamuk, described as 'one of the freshest, most original voices in contemporary fiction' (Independent on Sunday), is the author of many books, including The White Castle, The Black Book and The New Life. In 2003 he won the International IMPAC Award for My Name is Red, and in 2004 Faber published the translation of his novel Snow, which The Times described as 'a novel of profound relevance to the present moment'. His most recent book was Istanbul, described by Jan Morris as 'irresistibly seductive'. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006. He lives in Istanbul.
A "New York Times "Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year"Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Kansas City Star" "Spellbinding. . . . A resounding confirmation that Orhan Pamuk is one of the great novelists of his generation. With this book, he literally puts love in our hands."-"The Washington Post" "Mesmerizing, brilliantly realized. . . . Deeply and compellingly explores the interplay between erotic obsession and sentimentality . . . . There is a master at work in this book. . . . Istanbul-its sounds, its smells, its history-permeates everything."-"Los Angeles Times" "Intimate and nuanced.... A classic, spacious love story."-Pico Iyer, " The New York Review of Books" "Stunningly original. . . . Engrossing and sensual. . . . Granular and panoramic, satirical and yet grounded in reality. . . . Great writers have made the failed love stories