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Many and Many a Year Ago
ISBN: 9781846590672
eISBN: 9781846591099
August 2009
13 x 20 cm
238 pages

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Selçuk Altun was born in Artvin, Turkey in 1950. He lives in Istanbul and is a retired banking executive and bibliophile.

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Many and Many a Year Ago

Selçuk Altun

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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


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'For readers, this cheeky romp, briskly translated by Clifford and Selhan Endres, may appeal most for its atmospheric glimpses of an inexhaustible city.

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