Coverart for item
The Resource A Strangeness in My Mind, Orhan Pamuk, (electronic resource)

A Strangeness in My Mind, Orhan Pamuk, (electronic resource)

Label
A Strangeness in My Mind
Title
A Strangeness in My Mind
Statement of responsibility
Orhan Pamuk
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Snow and My Name Is Red : a soaring, panoramic new novel—his first since The Museum of Innocence— telling the unforgettable tale of an Istanbul street vendor and the love of his life. 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" 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. Told from different perspectives by a host of beguiling characters, A Strangeness in My Mind is a modern epic of coming of age in a great city, a brilliant tableau of life among the newcomers who have changed the face of Istanbul over the past fifty years. Here is a mesmerizing story of human longing, sure to take its place among Pamuk's finest achievements. From the Hardcover edition
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pamuk, Orhan
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Oklap, Ekin
  • Lee, John
  • Overdrive Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A Strangeness in My Mind, Orhan Pamuk, (electronic resource)
Link
http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BRwAAAA2g/products/7370a354-a653-4cd6-9444-40a42827b004
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780385368575
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
7370A354-A653-4CD6-9444-40A42827B004
System details
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A Strangeness in My Mind, Orhan Pamuk, (electronic resource)
Link
http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BRwAAAA2g/products/7370a354-a653-4cd6-9444-40a42827b004
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780385368575
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
7370A354-A653-4CD6-9444-40A42827B004
System details
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • Richland Library MainBorrow it
      1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC, 29201, US
      34.004625 -81.037160
Processing Feedback ...