The Red-haired Woman

The Red-haired Woman

Book - 2017
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"On the outskirts of a town thirty miles from Istanbul, a master well digger and his young apprentice are hired to find water on a barren plain. As they struggle in the summer heat, excavating without luck meter by meter, the two will develop a filial bond neither has known before, not the poor middle-aged bachelor nor the middle-class boy whose father disappeared after being arrested for politically subversive activities. The pair will come to depend on each other, and exchange stories reflecting disparate views of the world. But in the nearby town, where they buy provisions and take their evening break, the boy will find an irresistible diversion"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780451494429
Characteristics: 253 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Oklap, Ekin - Translator


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Feb 20, 2018

a poor-boy-to-wealthy-man story illustrated and influenced by Oedipus, Rostam and Sohrab, and Hamlet
this was my third, and only successful, attempt to read a Pamuk novel.


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