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Pamuk, Orhan (Translated by Ekin Oklap) . THE RED-HAIRED WOMAN. New York City, NY: Alfred A Knopf, 2017. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 255 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's tenth novel to be translated into English. One of Orhan Pamuk's finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Orhan Pamuk's "Kirmizi sach kadin" in a felicitous English translation. About the inevitable collision between personal history and History. "A fable of fathers and sons, and the desires that come between them" (Publisher's blurb). "Saturated with sympathy and sense of place, the book charts a boy's journey into manhood and Turkey's into irreversible change. But it is above all a book of ideas. Pamuk's work promotes the fact that we should always interrogate the past, but never deny or bury it. History - personal, imagined, actual - reminds us to remember, to think better" (The Financial Times). "An ending that makes you immediately start the book all over again speaks for itself" (The Times of London). "He has enlarged the roots of the contemporary novel through his links to both Western and Eastern culture. This means that he has stolen the novel, one can say, from us Westerners, and has transformed it into something different from what we have ever seen before" (Horace Engdahl, Nobel Prize Committee). An absolute "must-have" title for Orhan Pamuk collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue ink-pen on the title page by Orhan Pamuk. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as copies available online are. Pamuk made a one-time-only appearance, in New York City, to promote the book. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Announcement of the event during which his signature was obtained. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2003 for "My Name Is Red". Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006, the first Turkish writer to be so deservedly honored. One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ORHAN PAMUK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0451494423. $100.00

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