Author: Orhan Pamuk
Translator(s)/ Edito: Maureen Freely
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN/UPC (if available): 057122525X
Orhan Pamuk’s Hugely Acclaimed Novel in a stunning New Translation.
Galip’s wife has disappeared. Could she have left him for her ex-husband, Celal, a popular newspaper columnist? But Celal, too, seems to have vanished. As Galip investigates, he finds himself assuming the enviable Celal’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. It has long been cherished by Turkish readers as the novel where Orhan Pamuk found his original voice-and now, in Maureen Freely’s beautiful new translation, readers in English may encounter all its riches.
An extraordinary novel, Up there with the best of Eco, Calvino, Borges and Marquez.
Dazzling, turns the detective novel on its head.
-Independent on Sunday
A glorious flight of dark, fantastic invention.
The First Time Galip Saw Ruya
When the Bosphorus dries Up
Send Ruya Our Love
Bedii Usta’s Children
The Letters in Mount Kaf
The Three Musketeers
Someone’s Following Me
We Lost Our Memories at the Movies
Look Who’s Here
We’re All Waiting for Him
Love Stories on a Snowy Evening
I must be myself
Do You Remember Me?
The Dar Air Shaft
Signs of the City
The Ghost House
Can’t You Sleep
Who Killed Shams of Tabriz?
A Story about People Who Can’t Tell Stories
Riddles in Faces
The Executioner and the Weeping Face
The Mystery of the Letters and the Loss of Mystery
A Very Long Chess Game
The Discovery of Mystery
It Seems I Was the Hero
O Brother Mine
In Which the Story Goes Through the Looking Glass
I’m Not a Madman, Just a Loyal Reader
Not the Storyteller, but the Story
The Story of the Crown Prince
But I Who Write