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The Black Book

Orhan Pamuk
Translated by Maureen Freely

A brilliantly unconventional mystery and a provocative meditation on the weight of history in modern Istanbul.

7 in stock

£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571326099
Date Published
01.10.2015
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Summary

** PRE-ORDER NIGHTS OF PLAGUE, THE NEW NOVEL FROM ORHAN PAMUK **

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

‘Dazzling . . . Turns the detective novel on its head.’ Independent on Sunday
‘Pamuk’s masterpiece’ Times Literary Supplement

Galip’s wife has disappeared. Could she have left him for Celál, a popular newspaper columnist? But Celál, too, seems to have vanished.

As Galip investigates, he gradually assumes the enviable Celal’s identity, wearing his clothes, answering his phone calls, even writing his columns. But despite pursuing every clue the nature of the mystery keeps changing, and Galip never feels himself to be any closer to finding his beloved Ruya. When he receives a death threat, he begins to fear the worst. . .

Critic Reviews

'A glorious flight of dark, fantastic invention ... It offers many pleasures, Gothic, Borgesian and other, the best of which is a vision of Istanbul as a city of sinister complexity.'

Patrick McGrath
Critic Reviews

'[An] extraordinary novel ... Melancholy and satirical in equal measure, dizzyingly complex without ever losing its seductive power, it is up there with the best of Eco, Calvino, Borges and Marquez.'

Observer
Critic Reviews

'Dazzling ... Turns the detective novel on its head.'

Joan Smith, Independent on Sunday
Critic Reviews

A glorious flight of dark, fantastic invention.

Washington Post
OrhanPamuk

Orhan Pamuk is the author of many celebrated books, including The White Castle, Istanbul and Snow. In 2003 he won the International IMPAC Award for My Name is Red, and in 2006 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Museum of Innocence was an international bestseller, praised in the Guardian as ‘an enthralling, immensely enjoyable piece of storytelling’.…

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