The Black Book

The Black Book

Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely

A New Translation and Afterword by means of Maureen Freely

Galip is a attorney residing in Istanbul. His spouse, the detective novel–loving Ruya, has disappeared. may she have left him for her ex-husband or Celâl, a well-liked newspaper columnist? yet Celâl, too, turns out to have vanished. As Galip investigates, he unearths himself assuming the enviable Celâl's identification, donning his outfits, answering his mobilephone calls, even writing his columns. Galip pursues each plausible clue, however the nature of the secret retains altering, and whilst he gets a dying chance, he starts off to worry the worst.

With its cascade of beguiling tales approximately Istanbul, The Black Book is a brilliantly unconventional secret, and a provocative meditation on id. For Turkish literary readers it's the adored cult novel during which Orhan Pamuk stumbled on his unique voice, however it has mostly been missed through English-language readers. Now, in Maureen Freely’s attractive new translation, they, too, may well come across all its riches.

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