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The Resource Not Constantinople : a novel, Nicholas Bredie

Not Constantinople : a novel, Nicholas Bredie

Label
Not Constantinople : a novel
Title
Not Constantinople
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Bredie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fred and Virginia, two expats living in Istanbul and working at the university, come home one night to find their apartment occupied by a family of Greeks. Barred by a quirk of Turkish law from evicting them, Fred comes to a strange kind of understanding with their new squatters; he's in Istanbul because the pay is good, and with the property in limbo he can ignore the rent, not to mention the paper-writing racket he starts with the Greek patriarch, selling term papers to his own university students. Between get-rich schemes and run-ins with Kurdish separatists, Fred watches the transformation of his neighborhood from a place with a kind of sad romance to a generic megalopolis, gobbled up by greedy developers and the city's rapacious elite. Lauded by T.C. Boyle as "tight and imaginative," Not Constantinope is the story of a city in transition and the uncertainty of life in a foreign country"--
Summary
A dispute over an Istanbul apartment leads two American expats into lawlessness and intrigue in this comic debut novel
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10569093
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bredie, Nicholas
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • City and town life
  • Change (Psychology)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Americans
  • Change (Psychology)
  • City and town life
  • Turkey
Target audience
adult
Label
Not Constantinople : a novel, Nicholas Bredie
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959537126
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781941088753
Lccn
2016038921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959537126
Label
Not Constantinople : a novel, Nicholas Bredie
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959537126
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781941088753
Lccn
2016038921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959537126

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