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My Name is Red
The story takes place in 16th century Turkey. The Sultan wants to have the best illustrators in his realm illustrate a book. As the Sultan wants to impress his Western relations, he wants the book to be illustrated in a modern and western way. This is quite controversial and causes much discussion between the elder and more traditional illustrators, and those who want their style to evolve. Then one day, one of the miniaturists working on the manuscr...
The Museum of Innocence
The Museum of Innocence is a story of a man's deep and obsessive love for a woman, that endures for decades, ultimately changing the course of his life. Although engaged to another woman, Kemal's chance encounter with a shop girl leads to a lifelong obsession. His love for her transcends all else and his own life loses meaning, as he clings desperately to any fragments of her he can get hold of. Kemal is a wealthy business man, from a highly regarded...


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