Many and Many a Year Ago
Kema's friend mysteriously disappears, leaving him a generous allowance and the use of his large house.
When he discovers that his new dwelling involves an inheritance of $1.3 million and a Russian nobleman's missing son, Kemal embarks on a missing person case that leads him from Istanbul to Buenos Aires and eventually Boston, where he visits the Edgar Allan Poe museum. There in the museum is a poster announcing the Nevar foundation's offer of $200,000 to the winner of a first novel competition.
Kemal buys paper and pen. He has decided to enter the Nevar competition with a novel called Many and Many a Year Ago …
Translated by Clifford Endres and Selham Endres