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The Black Book (Vintage International)

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ISBN13: 9781400078653
ISBN10: 1400078652
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A New Translation and Afterword by Maureen Freely

Galip is a lawyer living in Istanbul. His wife, the detective novel-loving Ruya, has disappeared. Could she have left him for her ex-husband or Celâl, a popular newspaper columnist? But Celâl, too, seems to have vanished. As Galip investigates, he finds himself assuming the enviable Celâl's identity, wearing his clothes, answering his phone calls, even writing his columns. Galip pursues every conceivable clue, but the nature of the mystery keeps changing, and when he receives a death threat, he begins to fear the worst.

With its cascade of beguiling stories about Istanbul, The Black Book is a brilliantly unconventional mystery, and a provocative meditation on identity. For Turkish literary readers it is the cherished cult novel in which Orhan Pamuk found his original voice, but it has largely been neglected by English-language readers. Now, in Maureen Freelys beautiful new translation, they, too, may encounter all its riches.

Synopsis:

Galip roams Istanbul in search of his missing wife. "An inventive and . . . exuberant modern national epic" ("London Sunday Times"); "one of the world's finest writers" ("New Statesman").

About the Author

Orhan Pamuk's novel My Name Is Red won the 2003 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in Istanbul.

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jenny, March 24, 2007 (view all comments by jenny)
this isn't a comment on the book itself but on your summary... there are actually two celals in the novel. one is ruya's ex husband. the other is her half brother, celal bey, who is the famous newspaper columnist. your summary suggests that her ex husband is indeed her brother!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400078653
Author:
Pamuk, Orhan
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Translator:
Freely, Maureen
Author:
PAMUK, ORHAN
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Istanbul (Turkey)
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;turkey;istanbul;novel;turkish;mystery;literature;nobel prize;turkish literature;nobel;20th century;identity;orhan pamuk;turkish fiction;pamuk;1990s;contemporary fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x .9 in .725 lb

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