``I love Orhan Pamuk's Turkey, and his latest novel, The Museum of Innocence, is like a melodic, haunting, tango song. There's seduction and love, and then so much heartbreak that the city of Istanbul is a landscape of loss. The lovelorn protagonist experiences `hüzün,' a sort of spiritual loss that causes a person's melancholic soul to fall so deep into despair that it experiences divine desire. Pamuk writes `What I am trying to explain is the hüzün of an entire city: of Istanbul.' ''
- MARIA FINN, author of Hold Me Tight & Tango Me Home