By Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely
The Black booklet is Orhan Pamuk's journey de strength, a beautiful tapestry of center japanese and Islamic tradition which proven his recognition as a author of overseas stature. Richly atmospheric and Rabelaisian in scope, it's a labyrinthine novel suffused with the attractions, sounds and smells of Istanbul, an unforgettable evocation of the town the place East meets West, and a boldly unconventional secret that plumbs the elusive nature of id, fiction, interpretation and reality.
A New Translation and Afterword via Maureen Freely
Galip is a attorney residing in Istanbul. His spouse, the detective novel–loving Ruya, has disappeared. may well 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 reveals himself assuming the enviable Celâl's identification, donning his outfits, answering his cellphone calls, even writing his columns. Galip pursues each achieveable clue, however the nature of the secret retains altering, and while he gets a dying possibility, he starts off to worry the worst.
With its cascade of beguiling tales approximately Istanbul, The Black e-book is a brilliantly unconventional secret, and a provocative meditation on identification. For Turkish literary readers it's the adored cult novel during which Orhan Pamuk chanced on his unique voice, however it has mostly been missed through English-language readers. Now, in Maureen Freely’s appealing new translation, they, too, could come across all its riches.