A Strangeness in My Mind: A Novel by Orhan Pamuk PDF

By Orhan Pamuk

From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling writer of Snow and My identify Is Red: a hovering, panoramic new novel--his first because The Museum of Innocence--telling the unforgettable story of an Istanbul highway seller and the affection of his lifestyles.

on account that his boyhood in a negative village in relevant Anatolia, Mevlut Karataş has fantasized approximately what his existence may turn into. now not getting as a ways in college as he'd was hoping, on the age of twelve he involves Istanbul--"the heart of the world"--and is instantly enthralled by way of either the outdated urban that's disappearing and the recent one who is speedy being equipped. He follows his father's exchange, promoting boza (a conventional mildly alcoholic Turkish drink) in the street, and hoping to turn into wealthy, like different villagers who've settled the desolate hills outdoors the booming city. yet good fortune by no means appears on Mevlut's part. As he watches his kinfolk calm down and make their fortunes, he spends 3 years writing love letters to a lady he observed only once at a marriage, basically to elope by means of mistake together with her sister. And even though he grows to cherish his spouse and the kinfolk they've got, he stumbles towards center age in a sequence of jobs top nowhere. His feel of lacking whatever leads him occasionally to the politics of his associates and intermittently to the teachings of a charismatic non secular advisor. yet each night, with no fail, Mevlut nonetheless wanders the streets of Istanbul, promoting boza and brooding about on the "strangeness" in his brain, the feeling that makes him consider assorted from all people else, until eventually fortune conspires once again to allow him comprehend finally what it really is he has consistently yearned for.

Told from diversified views via a bunch of beguiling characters, A Strangeness in My Mind is a contemporary epic of coming of age in an excellent urban, a super tableau of existence one of the newbies who've replaced the face of Istanbul over the prior fifty years. here's a spell binding tale of human longing, convinced to take its position between Pamuk's most interesting achievements.

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