A Strangeness In My Mind is a novel Orhan Pamuk has worked on for
six years. It is the story of boza seller Mevlut, the woman to whom he
wrote three years' worth of love letters, and their life in Istanbul.
In the four decades between 1969 and 2012, Mevlut works a number of
different jobs on the streets of Istanbul, from selling yoghurt and
cooked rice, to guarding a car park. He observes many different kinds of
people thronging the streets, he watches most of the city get
demolished and re-built, and he sees migrants from Anatolia making a
fortune; at the same time, he witnesses all of the transformative
moments, political clashes, and military coups that shape the country.
He always wonders what it is that separates him from everyone else - the
source of that strangeness in his mind. But he never stops selling boza
during winter evenings and trying to understand who his beloved really
What matters more in love: what we wish for, or what our fate
has in store? Do our choices dictate whether we will be happy or not, or
are these things determined by forces beyond our control? A Strangeness In My Mind tries
to answer these questions while portraying the tensions between urban
life and family life, and the fury and helplessness of women inside
Boktitel: A Strangeness in My Mind Författare: Orhan Pamuk Bokförlag: ff
Orhan Pamuk tilldelades Nobelpriset i litteratur 2006.