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A strangeness in my mind : a novel / Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap ; read by John Lee.

A strangeness in my mind : a novel / Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap ; read by John Lee.
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ISBN 9780385368568
0385368569
Author Pamuk, Orhan, 1952- author.
Title A strangeness in my mind : a novel / Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap ; read by John Lee.
Edition Library edition ; Unabridged.
Publisher/Date Westminster, Maryland : Books on Tape, [2015]
Pagination etc. 18 audio discs (CD) (21 hr., 57 min.) : digital, stereo ; 12 cm ; in container.
Performer note Read by John Lee.
Summary Note Mevlut, an Istanbul street vendor, has spent his whole life selling a local alcoholic drink. It is the 1990s, and although there were once thousands of boza vendors walking the frozen streets of the city, Mevlut now cuts a lonely figure on snowy winter nights. Falling deeply into debt, and desperate to marry off his incompetent son and satisfy his mistress, Mevlut turns to his old friend Ferhat, who collects payments on electric bills. The partners traverse the back streets of middle class neighbourhoods and shantytowns, venture into flats, shops and restaurants of the poor, relishing their power to punish cheaters and collect bribes. The dangers of Instanbul's underbelly eventually catch up with Mevlut, and he is attacked by a pack of dogs, hospitalized, robbed by bandits and beaten and threatened at every turn. Istanbul is exposed as a city with a rich and dynamic underground culture which seeps into its secular business centres and mainstream society. Mevlut serves as a flighty guide, occasionally attuned to the city's nuances, but with a wild imagination and instincts tainted by desperation.
Language note Translated from the Turkish.
Subject Street vendors -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- Fiction
Istanbul (Turkey) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Audiobooks.
Added Author Oklap, Ekin translator.
Lee, John Rafter narrator.
Shelf Location CD F PAMU
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