13 Haziran Perşembe 19:00

The Red-Haired Woman

Catherine McKimm

Book Club: Reading Turkey in English

Alex Preston, who reviewed the book for the Observer back in 2017, said this on Orhan Pamuk’s The Red-Haired Woman: 

“Heraclitus said that truth lies at the bottom of a well. That’s the kind of well found in Haruki Murukami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: a place of revelation where the hero, Toru, retreats to gain perspective on the world. The wells of Pamuk’s Turkey are something quite different: here guilt and shame lurk in the darkness, forever threatening to come spewing up into the light. The novel turns on Cem’s encounter with the red-haired woman of the title and a subsequent act by the well that stains the rest of his life.”

Members of our Book Club make their way down Pamuk’s wells this month and what they will bring back up is anyone’s guess.

Catherine McKimm: An avid reader, reluctant lawyer, committed teacher and published author. Mother of four, married to a fabulous cook, she loves eating but not cooking. Born in Sydney, Australia, and based, for now, in wonderful Istanbul, she is a dedicated world traveller and loves to experience the different cultures and people that make this planet such an inspiring place to live. 

Catherine McKimm: İştahlı bir okur, gönülsüz bir avukat, kendini işine adamış bir eğitmen ve yazar. Dört çocuk annesi, mükemmel bir aşçının eşi. Şu sıralarda İstanbul’u mesken tutmuş Sydney doğumlu bir dünya gezgini.

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