Snow : Winner of the Prix Medicis für ausländische Literatur 2006
by Orhan Pamuk , Guneli Gun
Editor: FABER & FABER
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The year 1992Ka, poet and political exile, refers to Turkey as a journalist, assigned to the troubling investigation of suicide in the small and mysterious town of Kars on the Turkish borderSnow falls quickly as it arrives, and soon all roads are closed.There is a “suicide epidemic among young religious women forbidden to wear their headscarvesIslamists are ready to win local elections and Ka is falling in love with the beautiful and radiant Ipek, now recently divorcedIn the midst of swaddling snowfalls and universal suspicion, he finds himself pursued by terrorism in a city withering into the shadows of Europe.In the milieu of religious culture and political violence, the setting is terrible and desperate for the lawTouching, slyly comic strip, and the brain buzzing suspense, Snow evokes the spiritual fragility of the non-Western world, its ambivalence about the ungodly in the West, and its fury”A novel of profound relevance from our present moment” The Times
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