The Black Book

The Black Book

Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely

A New Translation and Afterword by way 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 favored 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 mobile calls, even writing his columns. Galip pursues each attainable clue, however the nature of the secret retains altering, and while he gets a dying danger, he starts 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 within which Orhan Pamuk came across his unique voice, however it has principally been ignored by means of English-language readers. Now, in Maureen Freely’s attractive new translation, they, too, may well come across all its riches.

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