|Black Book, the (1990) [Novel]|
by Orhan Pamuk
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(From the publisher):
Galip is a lawyer living in Istanbul. His wife, the detective novel-loving Ruya, has disappeared. Could she have left him for her ex-husband, Cel‚l, a popular newspaper columnist? But Cel‚l, too, seems to have vanished. As Galip investigates, he finds himself assuming the enviable Cel‚l 's identity, wearing his clothes, answering his phone calls, even writing his columns. Galip pursues every conceivable clue, but the nature of the mystery keeps changing, and when he receives a death threat, he begins to fear the worst.
With its cascade of beguiling stories about Istanbul, The Black Book is a brilliantly unconventional mystery, and a provocative meditation on identity.
Original title: Kara Kitap
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics