Orhan Şahin, a writer-editor who has spent years living overseas, returns to Istanbul after being asked to work on the first book by well-known director Deniz Soysal. Deniz lives in a waterside mansion on the Bosphorus with his parents, who are well into their twilight years. When Deniz mysteriously disappears on Orhan’s very first night in the city, Orhan suddenly finds himself in the thick of the family members, inscrutable friends and complicated relationships.
Deniz has left behind. Rediscovering Istanbul through new eyes after so many years away, Orhan will begin to experience forgotten feelings and write once again...
‘Istanbul Red is more than a love story; it is a story of family, death, betrayal, a story of life itself.’