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A strangeness in my mind / [Orhan Pamuk] ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap.

A strangeness in my mind / [Orhan Pamuk] ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap.
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ISBN 9781926428369 (paperback)
Author Pamuk, Orhan, 1952- author.
Title A strangeness in my mind / [Orhan Pamuk] ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap.
Publisher/Date [London] : Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2015
Pagination etc. xiii, 599 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents note Includes index.
Summary Note Since his boyhood in a poor village in Central Anatolia, Mevlut Karataş has fantasized about what his life would become. Not getting as far in school as he'd hoped, at the age of twelve he comes to Istanbul – 'the center of the world' – and is immediately enthralled both by the city being demolished and the new one that is fast being built. He follows his father's trade, selling boza (a traditional Turkish drink) on the street, hoping to become rich. But chance seems to conspire against him. He spends three years writing love letters to a girl he saw just once at a wedding, only to elope by mistake with her sister. And though he grows to cherish his wife and the family they have, his relations all make their fortunes while his own years are spent in a series of jobs leading nowhere. Every evening, without fail, he still wanders the streets of Istanbul, selling boza and wondering at the 'strangeness' in his mind, the sensation that makes him feel different from everyone else, until fortune conspires once more to let him understand at last what it is he has always yearned for.
Subject Street vendors -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Istanbul (Turkey) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Istanbul (Turkey) -- Social conditions -- Fiction
Added Author Oklap, Ekin translator.
Shelf Location F PAMU
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