Thursday October 22, 2020

A story where little happens at great length

Silent House by Orhan Pamuk. Faber & Faber, €13.99. Reviewed by Kevin Power.

4th November, 2012
Orhan Pamuk: 'For the most part, a humourless worthy who writes second-rate books.' Photo: Getty

Silent House

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On September 12, 1980, there was a coup d'état in Turkey. The preceding decade had seen massacres, deadlocked elections, fascist gangs conducting campaigns of assassination and racketeering. Twelve days into September, the Turkish National Security Council (effectively the co-ordinating wing of the armed forces) seized control of the national broadcaster and declared a change of government.

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