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The Resource A strangeness in my mind : being the adventures and dreams of Mevlut Karata, a seller of boza, and of his friends, and 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 Karata, a seller of boza, and of his friends, and 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 Karata, a seller of boza, and of his friends, and 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 Karata, a seller of boza, and of his friends, and 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
Selling Turkish spirits on the street and dreaming of becoming rich in a rapidly developing Istanbul, street youth Melvut Karatas elopes with the wrong woman and builds a family over decades marked by a series of dead-end jobs and an enduring sense of his unique destiny
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Since his boyhood in a poor village in Central Anatolia, Mevlut Karatası 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, and 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.
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10446293
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
894/.3533
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL248.P34
LC item number
K3513 2015
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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A strangeness in my mind : being the adventures and dreams of Mevlut Karata, a seller of boza, and of his friends, and 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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Subtitle from T.P. Verso
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20431023
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 tables
System control number
  • (DLC) 2015006769
  • (OCoLC)ocn904011925
  • (OCoLC)904011925
Label
A strangeness in my mind : being the adventures and dreams of Mevlut Karata, a seller of boza, and of his friends, and 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
Subtitle from T.P. Verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20431023
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 tables
System control number
  • (DLC) 2015006769
  • (OCoLC)ocn904011925
  • (OCoLC)904011925

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