The White Castle: A Novel

The White Castle: A Novel

Orhan Pamuk


From a Turkish author who has been in comparison with Borges, Nabokov, and DeLillo comes a blinding novel that's immediately a charming paintings of ancient fiction and a sinuous treatise at the enigma of id and the kinfolk among East and West. within the seventeenth century, a tender Italian student crusing from Venice to Naples is taken prisoner and brought to Constantinople. There he falls into the custody of a pupil often called Hoja--"master"--a guy who's his detailed double. within the years that stick to, the slave instructs his grasp in Western technological know-how and expertise, from drugs to pyrotechnics. yet Hoja desires to recognize extra: why he and his captive are the people they're and no matter if, given wisdom of every other's such a lot intimate secrets and techniques, they can truly trade identities. Set in a global of impressive scholarship and terrifying savagery, The White Castle is a colourful and intricately patterned triumph of the mind's eye. Translated from the Turkish by way of Victoria Holbrook.

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