Part of Literature Sept-Dec 12Thursday 1 November 2012
In 'Silent House', prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk tells the story of a family gathering in 1980, which is overshadowed by the impending military coup in Turkey.
The political sympathies of Fatma, an old widow, and her three grandchildren are shaken by Hassan, who draws them into a world of right-wing nationalism issuing from Turkey's century-long struggle for modernity.
This is Orhan Pamuk's second novel, which has never been published in English. The author of 'Snow' and 'The Museum of Innocence' discusses 'Silent House' at this event.