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Silent House

Orhan Pamuk

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Never before published in English, Orhan Pamuk's second novel is the story of a Turkish family gathering in the shadow of the impending military coup of 1980. In an old mansion in Cennethisar, a former fishing village near Istanbul, a widow, Fatma, awaits the annual summer visit of her grandchildren. She has lived in the village for decades, ever since her husband, an idealistic young doctor, ran afoul of the sultan's grand vizier and arrived to serve the poor fishermen. Now mostly bedridden, she is attended by her constant servant Recep, a dwarf-and the doctor's illegitimate son. Despite mutual dependency, there is no love lost between mistress and servant, who have very different recollections-and grievances-from the early years, before Cennethisar grew into a high-class resort surrounding the family house, now in shambles. Though eagerly anticipated, Fatma's grandchildren bring little consolation. The eldest, Faruk, a dissipated historian, wallows in alcohol as he laments his inability to tell the story of the past from the kaleidoscopic pieces he finds in the local archive; his sensitive leftist sister, Nilgün, has yet to discover the real-life consequences of highminded politics; and Metin, a high school nerd, tries to keep up with the lifestyle of his spoiled society schoolmates while he fantasizes about going to America-an unaffordable dream unless he can persuade his grandmother to tear down her house. But it is Recep's nephew Hasan, a high school dropout, lately fallen in with right-wing nationalists, who will draw the visiting family into the growing political cataclysm issuing from Turkey's tumultuous century-long struggle for modernity. By turns deeply moving, hilarious, and terrifying, Silent House pulses with the special energy of a great writer's early work even as it offers beguiling evidence of the mature genius for which Orhan Pamuk would later be celebrated the world over.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

12h 48m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:20


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:03


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:22


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:18


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:09


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:07


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:26


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:08


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:38


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:09


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:56


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:16


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:25


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:12


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:36


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:59


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:32


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:50


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:21


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:43


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:15


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:58


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:28


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:12


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:46


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:38


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:19


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:44


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:30


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:03


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:33


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:34


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:42


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:37


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:56


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:43


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:28


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:57


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:23


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:02


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:37


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:51


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:10


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:54


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:08


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:08


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:14


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:53


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:26


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:15


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:44


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:01


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:21


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:08


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:00


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:14


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:05


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:08


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:02


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:44


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:19


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:02


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:21


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:57


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:12


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

00:42