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Maureen Freely
MAUREN FREELY was born in the United States and grew up in Istanbul. She was educated at Harvard University. Perhaps best known as translator of the Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk, she is a journalist and a professor at the University of Warwick. She lives in England. show more

MAUREN FREELY was born in the United States and grew up in Istanbul. She was educated at Harvard University. Perhaps best known as translator of the Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk, she is a journalist and a professor at the University of Warwick. She lives in England.
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 months ago
I'm mixed about this book. On one hand, I love the political look. On the other hand, I am so tired of books where the female characters are simply seen as symbols by the men in the story.But the politics. That was awesome.
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it 1 year ago
A very different love story that I found interesting and a decent read.Thanks to Other Press and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it 3 years ago
Suffocating prose; monologues in spades; hard to understand without footnotes, which made me care less for the plot; I have a feeling English translation is not too good - at some point, accidentally, I switched from a print copy in English to an e-book in Polish and the change in the ease of readin...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 3 years ago
In the end this book was a disappointment. As I began to read, I was intrigued, but I became less and less interested as it goes along. The book is a postmodern novel. It reads a lot like Milan Kundera and is about, love, relationships, politics, and Islam versus the West. It is somewhat dreamli...
Theculturecafe
Theculturecafe rated it 5 years ago
I bought this book after finishing Istanbul Memories of a City as I wanted to continue to stay in Istanbul and learn more about the city. I had just visited Istanbul in February this year and was so mesmerized by it that I wanted to learn more, continue to dig my mind into it. While Istanbul Memorie...
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