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SNOW by Orhan Pamuk
Religious vs. Secular. Urban vs. Rural. Orhan Pamuk delves into the differences that set the current Turkish cultural scene and that resonate with many of us in the States as well. The story is told through a short but momentously eventful trip to a small snow-bound town on Turkey’s northeast border with Armenia, a town where Pamuk’s protagonist, Ka, re-kindles a long lost romance, finds his loyalties torn between national government minders and local terrorist would-be-friends and where Ka begins to come to terms with his own urban sophistication and inner longing for traditional village life. Snow is a part of the West Lafayette Public Library’s ongoing “Muslim Journeys” program and well worth a read.