Silent house

Book Cover
Average Rating
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Also in this Series
More Like This
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID abbf2346-2adf-e349-cc96-bd6f01f268c5
full_title silent house
author pamuk orhan
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-03-18 07:32:41AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Finn, Robert P.
author Pamuk, Orhan, 1952-
author2-role Finn, Robert P.
author_display Orhan Pamuk
available_at_catalog Cameron Village Regional, Cary Community, Duraleigh Road Community, Holly Springs Community, Leesville Community, North Regional, Southeast Regional, West Regional
collection_catalog Adult Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Cameron Village Regional - Adult Fiction, Cary Community - Adult Fiction, Duraleigh Road - Adult Fiction, Holly Springs Community - Adult Fiction, Leesville Community - Adult Fiction, North Regional - Adult Fiction, Southeast Regional - Adult Fiction, West Regional - Adult Fiction

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.
This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id abbf2346-2adf-e349-cc96-bd6f01f268c5
isbn 9780307700285, 9780307958556
item_details ils:670120|5025581|Southeast Regional - Adult Fiction|PAMUK|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SER||, ils:670120|5025582|Duraleigh Road - Adult Fiction|PAMUK|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DUR||, ils:670120|5025583|Holly Springs Community - Adult Fiction|PAMUK|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HSP||, ils:670120|5025584|North Regional - Adult Fiction|PAMUK|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||NOR||, ils:670120|5025586|Cary Community - Adult Fiction|PAMUK|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||CRY||, ils:670120|5025587|Cameron Village Regional - Adult Fiction|PAMUK|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||CAM||, ils:670120|5025588|West Regional - Adult Fiction|PAMUK|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||WRL||, ils:670120|5025589|Leesville Community - Adult Fiction|PAMUK|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||LEE||, overdrive:4a5e7f45-2cf1-415c-8d05-0819649b095a|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog PAMUK
owning_library_catalog Wake County Public Libraries
owning_location_catalog Cameron Village Regional, Cary Community, Duraleigh Road Community, Holly Springs Community, Leesville Community, North Regional, Southeast Regional, West Regional
primary_isbn 9780307700285
publishDate 2012
record_details ils:670120|Book|Books||English|Alfred A. Knopf,|2012.|334 pages ; 25 cm, overdrive:4a5e7f45-2cf1-415c-8d05-0819649b095a|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2012|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:670120|5025581|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:670120|5025582|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:670120|5025583|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:670120|5025584|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:670120|5025586|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:670120|5025587|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:670120|5025588|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:670120|5025589|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:4a5e7f45-2cf1-415c-8d05-0819649b095a|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Turkey -- Fiction
title_display Silent house
title_full Silent House, Silent house / by Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Robert Finn
title_short Silent house
topic_facet Fiction, Literature