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(Snow.pdf) A spellbinding tale of disparate yearnings for love art power and God set in a remote Turkish town where stirrings of political Islamism threaten to unravel the secular order by the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature br br From the acclaimed author of My Name Is Red comes a spellbinding tale of disparate yearnings for love art power and God set in a remote Turkish town where stirrings of political Islamism threaten to unravel the secular order br br Following years of lonely political exile in Western Europe Ka a middle aged poet returns to Istanbul to attend his mother s funeral Only partly recognizing this place of his cultured middle class youth he is even more disoriented by news of strange events in the wider country a wave of suicides among girls forbidden to wear their head scarves at school An apparent thaw of his writer s curiosity a frozen sea these many years leads him to Kars a far off town near the Russian border and the epicenter of the suicides br br No sooner has he arrived however than we discover that Ka s motivations are not purely journalistic for in Kars once a province of Ottoman and then Russian glory now a cultural gray zone of poverty and paralysis there is also Ipek a radiant friend of Ka s youth lately divorced whom he has never forgotten As a snowstorm the fiercest in memory descends on the town and seals it off from the modern westernized world that has always been Ka s frame of reference he finds himself drawn in unexpected directions not only headlong toward the unknowable Ipek and the desperate hope for love or at least a wife that she embodies but also into the maelstrom of a military coup staged to restrain the local Islamist radicals and even toward God whose existence Ka has never before allowed himself to contemplate In this surreal confluence of emotion and spectacle Ka begins to tap his dormant creative powers producing poem after poem in untimely irresistible bursts of inspiration But not until the snows have melted and the political violence has run its bloody course will Ka discover the fate of his bid to seize a last chance for happiness br br Blending profound sympathy and mischievous wit Snow illuminates the contradictions gripping the individual and collective heart in many parts of the Muslim world But even more by its narrative brilliance and comprehension of the needs and dutiesDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Snow books for multiple devices.