A Strangeness in My Mind

A Strangeness in My Mind Being 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

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Publisher's Synopsis

A mesmerizing love story with a cast of beguiling characters, from the Nobel prizewinning author Orhan Pamuk

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

'A magnificent novel.' Wall Street Journal
'Powerful and moving.' TLS 'Books of the Year'
'Prepare to fall in love' Mail on Sunday
'As head-exploding as War and Peace, and more comforting' Elif Batuman

As a child, Mevlut always felt like he was missing out. When he moves to Istanbul - 'the centre of the world' - he is immediately enthralled. He wanders through its alleys for forty years, working as a street vendor and gaining a unique perspective of a radically changing city.

Mevlut watches his friends and relatives settle down and make their fortunes, while he stumbles toward middle age in a series of jobs leading nowhere. He never manages to shake the 'strangeness in his mind', until at last fortune conspires to let him understand what it is he yearns for . . .

Book information

ISBN: 9780571275991
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 894.3534
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xv, 749
Weight: 620g
Height: 198mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 50mm