Quote on the art of story-telling

In the hopes that he might pen this story, which is beyond depiction, I’ve told it to my son…
…don’t be taken in by Orhan if he draws Black more absentminded than he is, made our lives harder than they are, Shevket worse and me prettier and harsher than I am. For the sake of a delightful and convincing story, there isn’t a lie Orhan wouldn’t deign to tell.”

– from the novel ‘My Name is Red’, by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Erdağ M. Göknar

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