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The Resource A strangeness in my mind : a novel, Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap

A strangeness in my mind : a novel, Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap

Label
A strangeness in my mind : a novel
Title
A strangeness in my mind
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • tur
  • eng
Summary
  • The adventures and dreams of Mevlut Karatas, a seller of boza, and of his friends, and also a portrait of life in Istanbul between 1969 and 2012 from many different points of view
  • "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 by both the old city that is disappearing and the new one that is fast being built. He follows his father's trade, selling boza (a traditional mildly alcoholic Turkish drink) on the street, and hoping to become rich, like other villagers who have settled the desolate hills outside the booming metropolis. But luck never seems to be on Mevlut's side. As he watches his relations settle down and make their fortunes, 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, he stumbles toward middle age in a series of jobs leading nowhere. His sense of missing something leads him sometimes to the politics of his friends and intermittently to the teachings of a charismatic religious guide. But every evening, without fail, Mevlut still wanders the streets of Istanbul, selling boza and wondering at the "strangeness" of 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."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pamuk, Orhan
Dewey number
894/.3533
Index
index present
LC call number
PL248.P34
LC item number
K3513 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Street vendors
  • Manners and customs
  • Social conditions
  • Street vendors
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Turkey
Label
A strangeness in my mind : a novel, Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "Originally published in Turkey as Kafamda Bir Tuhaflik by Yapi Kredi Yayinlari, Istanbul, in 2013"--title page verso
  • "This translation originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Ltd, London, in 2015"--title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiii, 599 pages
Isbn
9780307700292
Lccn
2015006769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2390487
  • (OCoLC)904011925
  • (OCoLC)ocn904011925
  • 2375144
  • 2390487
Label
A strangeness in my mind : a novel, Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "Originally published in Turkey as Kafamda Bir Tuhaflik by Yapi Kredi Yayinlari, Istanbul, in 2013"--title page verso
  • "This translation originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Ltd, London, in 2015"--title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiii, 599 pages
Isbn
9780307700292
Lccn
2015006769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2390487
  • (OCoLC)904011925
  • (OCoLC)ocn904011925
  • 2375144
  • 2390487

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