āIrresponsible, spoiled and bourgeois.ā One of the characters in THE MUSEUM OF INNOCENCE, Orhan Pamukās new novel, uses these labels to describe a segment of Istanbulās young adults. These same descriptors could specifically apply to 30-year-old Kemal, the novelās protagonist. Kemal, part of Istanbulās upper class, spends his time managing a portion of the family business. He has the privilege of an education in America and as the novel opens, is about to be engaged to Sibel, the daughter of another wealthy family in the city. Itās slated to be a marriage between equals.
December 14, 2009
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