This story was about 4 grand kids that go to visit their grandmother for a summer vacation. All of the grand kids are in the early 20s and are obsessed with themselves. Not one of them bothers to visit with their grandmother until it is time to leave and then they poo-poo what she has to say, kiss her hand and leave.
Of course lots of things happened between the beginning and the end of the book with the grandkid. For example, Nilgun, the granddaughter is followed repeatedly by Hasan who is in love with her. Or Metin, Nilgun and Faruk go partying.
Each chapter is told from the view of one of the grandkids, the Grandmother or Recep who is the son from an affair the grandfather had before he died. The most frustrating chapters were from the grandmother who often repeated conversations from long ago in her head with her dead husband. You could never tell when she was talking, or her husband and it was very frustrating to read.
So for me, I'm done with Mr. Pamuk. You can go read him if you want and tell me what you thought.
Rating: 5 / 10
Publisher: Alfred A. Knoph
Edition: 1st American Edition