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My Name is Red

My Name is Red

Author(s): Orhan Pamuk

Location(s): Turkey

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1600s

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In the late 16th century, during the final years of the reign of Ottoman Sultan Murat III, a great work is commissioned, a book celebrating the Sultan’s life. The work is conducted in secret, to the ignorance of the artists involved, for fear of a violent religious reaction to the European style of the illuminations in the book. An artist goes missing, feared dead, and Black, a painter who has been in a self-enforced exile because of spurned love, returns to help his former Master investigate the disappearance. (Amazon description)

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