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The Museum of Innocence

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
From the universally acclaimed author of Snow and My Name Is Red, his first novel since winning the Nobel Prize.

It is 1975 in Istanbul. Kemal, thirty, from an upperclass family, is engaged to a girl of like background when by chance he encounters a long-lost relation: Füsun is a shopgirl, an eighteen-year-old beauty who stirs all the passion denied him in a society where sex outside marriage is taboo. Their incandescent liaison will flicker and die when Füsun learns of Kemal's engagement. But Kemal cannot forget her: he breaks up with his fiancée to pursue Füsun, only to lose her to another man.

For nine years Kemal finds excuses to visit Füsun's impoverished, conservative marital household, playing the kindly cousin, hoping to lure her back. But Füsun's heart is hardened. From his visits Kemal will take away nothing but odd personal effects, possessions he will collect and cherish, in the private religion his adoration becomes. His hoard will make him famous - and a laughingstock - in Istanbul society. And when a final chance at happiness is ripped away, all that remains to him is his museum, this map of a society's rituals and mores, and of one man's broken heart.

A stirring exploration of the nature of romantic attachment and the strange allure of collecting, this is Orhan Pamuk's greatest achievement.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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December 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Museum of Innocence
Author(s): Orhan Pamuk
ISBN: 0-571-23700-2 / 978-0-571-23700-5 (UK edition)
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Title: The Museum of Innocence
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Title: The Museum of Innocence
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
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June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Museum of Innocence
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October 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Museum of Innocence
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October 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Museum of Innocence (Vintage International)
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ISBN: 0-307-38624-4 / 978-0-307-38624-3 (USA edition)
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Title: Museum of Innocence Exp
Author(s): Orhan Pamuk
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December 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Museum of Innocence
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ISBN: 0-7393-2860-3 / 978-0-7393-2860-6 (USA edition)
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Museum of Innocence
Author(s): Orhan Pamuk
ISBN: 0-571-23699-5 / 978-0-571-23699-2 (UK edition)
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Title: The Museum of Innocence
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Title: The Museum of Innocence
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Title: The Museum of Innocence
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Title: The Museum of Innocence
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October 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Museum of Innocence (Vintage International)
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