Skip to Main Content (Press Enter)
The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk
Add The Red-Haired Woman to bookshelf
Add to Bookshelf

The Red-Haired Woman

Best Seller
The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk
Paperback $16.00
Jul 10, 2018 | ISBN 9781101974230

Buy from Other Retailers:

See All Formats (2) +
  • $16.00

    Jul 10, 2018 | ISBN 9781101974230

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • Aug 22, 2017 | ISBN 9780451494436

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • Aug 22, 2017 | ISBN 9780525523154

    442 Minutes

    Buy from Other Retailers:

Buy the Audiobook Download:

Listen to a sample from The Red-Haired Woman

Product Details


“Allusive, enchanting and perfectly controlled … [Pamuk] is a weaver of tales par excellence.”The Wall Street Journal

“A parable about present-day Turkey. . . . It blends the close observation of details with the broad brushstrokes usually associated with myth-making and fables.” The Guardian
“An amazingly gifted writer.” —NPR

“Beautifully written . . . a thoughtful consideration of Western and Eastern myths of fathers and sons, and the limits of free will.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Saturated with sympathy and sense of place. . . . This book sings with the power of diverse remembrance.” Financial Times

“Extraordinary. . . . The reader feel[s] as if they’ve emerged from the depths of a well into sudden and dazzling light.” The Observer
“Pamuk traces the disastrous effects of a Turkish teenager’s brief encounter with a married actress, elaborating on his fiction’s familiar themes: the tensions between East and West, traditional habits and modern life, the secular and the sacred.”The New York Times Book Review
“Story-telling at its finest. . . . There is nothing more rewarding than reading a work by a master craftsman at the top of his game, nothing else like it at all.” Counterpunch
“An ending that makes you immediately start the book all over again speaks for itself.” The Sunday Times (London)
“Quietly beautiful.” 1843
“It can fall to fiction to remind us of what has come before . . . a tale of slow-reveal secrets [and] love.” Vogue

The Red-Haired Woman drapes Turkey’s political situation in the language of myth, suggesting that the ancient pairs of Oedipus and Laius and Sohrab and Rostam may have company in the present.” The New Yorker
“Engaging and deftly told. . . . Pamuk’s postmodern puzzles are meticulous as ever.” Bookforum
“Absorbing . . . Pamuk’s intense political parable tells us much about the plight of Turkey today.” Evening Standard (London)
“The allure that Pamuk evokes in this haunting tale of hardship, unrequited love, guilt, danger, dreams fulfilled and dreams destroyed is the stuff that Eastern literature tragedies are made of.” Bookreporter
“Pared down, written with deliberate simplicity. . . . Polyphonic narratives are replaced by a powerful, engaging clarity.” The Spectator
“Beautiful. . . . Pamuk masterfully contrasts East with West, tradition with modernity, the power of fables with the inevitability of realism.” Booklist (starred review)


Nobel Prize in Literature WINNER 2006

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Back to Top