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 existence.
given that his boyhood in a terrible village in crucial Anatolia, Mevlut Karataş has fantasized approximately what his lifestyles could turn into. no longer getting as some distance in college as he'd was hoping, on the age of twelve he involves Istanbul--"the middle of the world"--and is instantly enthralled through either the outdated urban that's disappearing and the recent person who is quick being equipped.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 open air the booming city. yet good fortune by no means appears to be like on Mevlut's part. As he watches his family members quiet down and make their fortunes, he spends 3 years writing love letters to a woman he observed only once at a marriage, merely to elope via mistake along with her sister. And even though he grows to cherish his spouse and the relatives they've got, he stumbles towards heart age in a chain of jobs major nowhere. His feel of lacking whatever leads him occasionally to the politics of his pals and intermittently to the teachings of a charismatic spiritual consultant. yet each night, with no fail, Mevlut nonetheless wanders the streets of Istanbul, promoting boza and considering on the "strangeness" in his brain, the feeling that makes him suppose diversified from each person else, till fortune conspires once again to allow him comprehend eventually what it really is he has continuously yearned for.
Told from assorted views via a number of beguiling characters, A Strangeness in My Mind is a latest epic of coming of age in a good urban, an excellent tableau of lifestyles one of the newbies who've replaced the face of Istanbul over the previous fifty years. here's a enthralling tale of human longing, definite to take its position between Pamuk's best achievements.
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