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The Resource A strangeness in my mind : being the adventures and dreams of Mevlut Karataş, 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, Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap

A strangeness in my mind : being the adventures and dreams of Mevlut Karataş, 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, Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap

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A strangeness in my mind : being the adventures and dreams of Mevlut Karataş, 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
Title
A strangeness in my mind
Title remainder
being the adventures and dreams of Mevlut Karataş, 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
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Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap
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Language
  • eng
  • tur
  • eng
Summary
"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
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DLC
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1952-
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Pamuk, Orhan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL248.P34
LC item number
K3513 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Oklap, Ekin
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  • Street vendors
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Manners and customs
  • Social conditions
  • Street vendors
  • Turkey
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A strangeness in my mind : being the adventures and dreams of Mevlut Karataş, 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, Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap
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Note
  • "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
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiii, 599 pages
Isbn
9780307700292
Lccn
2015006769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration, genealogical table
Stock number
99964592773
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904011925
  • (OCoLC)ocn904011925
Label
A strangeness in my mind : being the adventures and dreams of Mevlut Karataş, 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, Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap
Publication
Note
  • "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
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiii, 599 pages
Isbn
9780307700292
Lccn
2015006769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration, genealogical table
Stock number
99964592773
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904011925
  • (OCoLC)ocn904011925

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