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From a Turkish writer who has been compared with Borges, Nabokov, and DeLillo comes a dazzling novel that is at once a captivating work of historical fiction and a sinuous treatise on the enigma of identity andthe relations between East and West. In the 17th century, a young Italian scholar sailing from Venice to Naples is taken prisoner and delivered to Constantinople. There he falls into the custody of a scholar known asHoja--master--a man who is his exact double. In the years that follow, the slave instructs his master in Western science and technology, from medicine to pyrotechnics. But Hoja wants to know more: why he and his captiveare the persons they are and whether, given knowledge of each other's most intimate secrets, they could actually exchange identities. Set in a world of magnificent scholarship and terrifying savagery, The WhiteCastle is a colorful and intricately patterned triumph of the imagination. Translated from the Turkish by Victoria Holbrook.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307744043
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
PAMUK, ORHAN
Publication Date:
August 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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