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My Name is Red - Orhan Pamuk

My Name is Red - Orhan Pamuk
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My Name is Red - Orhan PamukMy Name is Red - Orhan PamukMy Name is Red - Orhan Pamuk

This is book № 189 [of 200] of the first limited edition issued by the Faber Members literary programme.

Title: My Name is Red

Author:  Orhan Pamuk

ISBN:  9780571328482

Weight:  1.41kg

Delivery:  Extra £2.50 [weight or insurance]

Faber Members signed & limited Collectors’ Edition

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My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

Set amid the splendour of Istanbul and the Ottoman Empire My Name is Red is the brilliantly crafted murder mystery from Nobel Laureate, Orhan Pamuk.  Signed by the author and with just 200 copies printed, this is the first limited Collectors’ Edition from Faber Members.

The Sultan secretly commissions a great book: a celebration of his life and the Ottoman Empire, to be illuminated by the best artists of the day – in the European manner.  In Istanbul at a time of violent fundamentalism, however, this is a dangerous proposition.  Even the illustrious circle of artists are not allowed to know for whom they are working.  But when one of the miniaturists is murdered, their Master has to seek outside help.  Did the dead painter fall victim to professional rivalry, romantic jealousy or religious terror?

With the Sultan demanding an answer within three days, perhaps the clue lies somewhere in the half-finished pictures…

From Turkey’s winner of the Nobel Prize and author of Istanbul and The Museum of Innocence, this thrilling crime novel is set amid the splendour of Istanbul and the Ottoman Empire.  Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, My Name is Red is also a stunning meditation on love, artistic devotion and the tensions between East and West.

Peer & Press Reviews

Acclaimed Turkish writer Pamuk investigates two brutal murders – and offers a whimsical but provocative exploration of the nature of art in an Islamic society…  A rich feast of ideas, images, and lore.

Kirkus Reviews

In this world of forgeries, where some might be in danger of losing their faith in literature, Pamuk is the real thing, and this book might well be one of the few recent works of fiction that will be remembered at the end of this century.

Guardian

Bibliographic Info

AttributeDetails
TitleMy Name is Red
Author
TranslatorErdağ Göknar
Book Features
Edition / printingFaber Members Collectors’ first edition, first printing
Edition backgroundIndividually numbered and signed by the author, this title was the first limited Collectors’ Edition produced as part of the Faber Members literary programme.  With only 200 hand bound copies, this is a true limited edition.
Edition features

A special feature of this modern classic is that for the first time it includes nine full colour plates of contemporary paintings.  These were handpicked by Pamuk to offer a unique insight into the inspiration behind the novel.

As with all Collectors’ Editions, My Name is Red has been printed on a small press in the UK and is sewn and bound by hand using a quarter-bound case of real cloth.  The book features printed front / back panels, foil blocking, and matt lamination.  It also has printed endpapers, decorative head and tail bands and a ribbon marker.

Book number189 [of 200]
Overall conditionPresumed at least Fine (see our article on Condition Grades) as it’s still sealed in its original brown paper wrapping - as issued by the publisher.  This wrapping has a FABER MEMBERS sticker on the front plus ISBN and book detail stickers on the back.
Signed

On a signature page.

As well as the handwritten number and Pamuk’s signature, the following is printed on this page:

Two hundred and five copies of
MY NAME IS RED
have been specially bound
and signed by the author

Two hundred copies
numbered 1–200
are for sale

Five copies numbered i–v
are reserved for the author

This is number

EphemeraA letter signed by Julian Loose, Publisher for Arts and Non-fiction, explaining the thinking behind this special edition.
(This A5 letter is printed on a quality cream paper embossed with the Faber & Faber logo.)
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes

International Dublin Literary Award 2003 – winner

Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger 2002 – winner (French transl.)

Premio Grinzane Cavour 2002 – winner (Italian transl.)

Book Stats
PublisherFaber & Faber
Publication date
ISBN 139780571328482
ISBN 100571328482
FormatHardcover [pictorial boards], no dust jacket
Pages417
Size (h x w x d)245 x 168 x 49mm
Packed weight1.411kg [heavy book]

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