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Pamuk, Orhan (Translated by Ekin Oklap) . A STRANGENESS IN MY MIND. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 605 pages. As New/As New.

The author's eighth novel. One of the most important literary events of our time. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The book is magnificently realized, not just designed, by Chip Kidd: Wraparound pictorial hard boards, a drawing by Orhan Pamuk himself on the DJ, and four round die-cuts on the latter to alert you to the stunning boards underneath. Presents Orhan Pamuk's "Kafamda bir tuhaflik" in a felicitous English translation. "A complex psychological drama and a tremendous concatenation of voices and places and politics and culture, gathered around a melancholy hero. Written with virtuosic craft, intellectual richness, emotional subtlety, and a feeling of freedom that comes from a narrative that finds its most meaningful moments in the side streets of storytelling. Wrestles with the complexity of an ever-changing city. For Pamuk, the vision of life as a complex web of knowable things provides a terrifically interesting way to write a novel" (The New York Times). "He has enlarged the roots of the contemporary novel through his links to both Western and Eastern culture. This means that he has stolen the novel, one can say, from us Westerners, and has transformed it into something different from what we have ever seen before" (Horace Engdahl, Nobel Prize Committee). An absolute "must-have" title for Orhan Pamuk collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed and dated (two days after publication) in black pen on the title page by the author: "Oct 22 2015 Orhan Pamuk". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. Pamuk's signature on this copy is one of the most beautiful specimen-signatures we have ever seen. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Program of the event during which his signature was obtained. This title will become a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and dated copy of the First American Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2003 for "My Name Is Red". Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006, the first Turkish writer to be so deservedly honored. One of the greatest living writers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ORHAN PAMUK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0307700291. $150.00

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