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2012-03 Book Club

What: Snow by Orhan Pamuk

When: 21 March, 19:30 – RSVP on Meetup (optional ;))

Where: Bistro Lochergut

Back cover description:

As the snow begins to fall, a journalist arrives in the remote city of Kars on the Turkish border. The city he finds is a troubled place - there’s a suicide epidemic among its young women. Islamists are poised to win the local elections, and the head of the intelligence service is viciously effective. Soon the growing blizzard cuts off the outside world and the stage is set for a terrible and desperate act.

Amazon says:

The story encapsulates many of the political and cultural tensions of modern Turkey and successfully combines humor, social commentary, mysticism, and a deep sympathy with its characters.

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