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Nicholas Bredie is a writer who lived and worked in Istanbul, Turkey from 2010 to 2013. Currently he is a University Fellow at the University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Nora Lange, and their dog. Not Constantinople is his first novel.

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In spare, understated prose, our author captures the privileged aimlessness and corrupted romanticism of the contemporary white American expatriate. Bredie is a sly and unsparing writer for the post-Hemingway set, revealing a world of travel that is stripped of illusions and glamour.
-Viet Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer

Utterly charming. Nick Bredie's debut novel is by turns whimsical and deeply affecting, managing to illuminate both the displaced couple at the heart of it and the city that maddens and liberates them.
- T.C. Boyle, author of The Women and When the Killing's Done "Incredibly smart and funny in that way that pleasingly sneaks up on a person, in line after line after line. An enormously confident and layered debut."
--Aimee Bender, author of New York Times Notable Book The Color Master "Bredie has crafted an expatriate story for our time, a modern-day reimagining of the listlessness that for centuries has driven so many Westerners to the East. This novel is a paean to the city at its heart and the couple whose adventures run through its pages."
--Elliot Ackerman, Dark at the Crossing "The ugly American gets a slacker reboot in this sometimes funny, sometimes mercilessly sharp novel. Vividly written, Not Constantinople is all about the ways its lead character's supposed self-awareness doesn't keep him from unraveling. It tells us much about our privileged insularity, our Orientalism, our posed romanticism, and our drive for destruction."
--Brian Evenson, A Collapse of Horses

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