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Albin Kranz, a twenty-eight-year-old sculptor and the son of an abusive father, is melancholic, alcoholic, and beset by painful memories of his childhood. Although he tries to make sense out of what has happened to him, his consciousness frequently becomes altered and he seems to be hallucinating. At her wits end, Livia, a photographer with whom he has lived for five years ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 9th 2007 by Nan A. Talese
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Tony
This is one of those books that if you start trying to explain what happens in it to someone else, it sounds kind of interesting and possibly enjoyable. An artist couple from Germany who are vacationing in Istanbul in a last-ditch effort to save their unhealthy relationship when the man (a 28-year-old sculptor) witnesses the apparent murder of an American businessman in an adjacent hotel. However, when he runs over to sound the alarm, the desk clerk insists that no one of that description is sta ...more
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Mar 06, 2010 Diane rated it it was ok
This book's premise sounds intriguing: a young German man goes to Istanbul with his girlfriend, and witnesses a murder, but no one will believe him, and the murder was covered up so well that there was no record of the victim ever being in Istanbul. The witness decides to investigate on his own; meanwhile, his girlfriend takes up with a German art student who is also in Istanbul on vacation.

Unfortunately, the book was written in a style that made very little sense. The author employs two differe
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