Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006. In The Museum of Innocence, he paints an extraordinary love story. It spans decades as it follows Kemal and Füsun, exploring the width and depth of friendship, passion, love and obsession. It’s set against the backdrop of the class struggles, the position of women in society and the political upheaval in Istanbul during the late twentieth century. His depiction of erotic obsession metamorphoses into one of boundless patience and self-centered love. It is a tale equally of heartbreak as it is one of happiness.