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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date July 19, 2005
Pages 426
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375706868
ISBN-10 0375706860
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Losing touch with his creative nature by years of lonely political exile, Turkish poet Ka returns to Istanbul to attend his mother's funeral and learns about a series of suicides among pious girls forbidden to wear headscarves, a story that brings him face-to-face with militant Islam, a new romance, and his own atheism. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From the award-winning author of 'My Name is Red' comes this political thriller. After 12 years in Germany, a poet Ka returns to Istanbul for his mother's funeral. In a dangerous political atmosphere, the truth concerning the poet and the snow-covered old world city of Kars is revealed.

Editions
Hardcover
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With Margaret Eleanor Atwood (other contributor), Maureen Freely (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Everymans Library (October 18, 2011)
9780307700889 | details & prices | 460 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $24.95
About: The Nobel Prize–winner’s second novel to appear in an Everyman edition is a spellbinding story of a poet seeking his lost love in a remote Turkish town riven by religious conflict and cut off from the world by a blizzard.
With Maureen Freely (other contributor) | from Alfred a Knopf Inc (August 1, 2004)
9780375406973 | details & prices | 425 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.78 lbs | List price $26.00
About: After years of lonely political exile, Turkish poet Ka returns to Istanbul to attend his mother's funeral and learns about a series of suicides among pious girls forbidden to wear headscarves.
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
With Maureen Freely | Reprint edition from Vintage Books (July 19, 2005)
9780375706868 | details & prices | 426 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $15.95
About: After years of lonely political exile, Turkish poet Ka returns to Istanbul to attend his mother's funeral and learns about a series of suicides among pious girls forbidden to wear headscarves.
from Gardners Books (May 6, 2004)
9780571220656 | details & prices | 448 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $21.20
About: After 12 years in political exile in Germany, a poet, Ka, returns to Istanbul for his mother's funeral, and takes a commission to report on the municipal elections in Kars, near the Russian border.
CD/Spoken Word
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With John Lee (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (February 27, 2007)
9780739354308 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 1.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $34.95
About: After years of lonely political exile, Turkish poet Ka returns to Istanbul to attend his mother's funeral and learns about a series of suicides among pious girls forbidden to wear headscarves.

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