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ISBN-10: 1400078652
ISBN-13: 9781400078653
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publish Date: 07/11/2006
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.28" W, 1.05" H

The Black Book

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Overview

Galip is an Istanbul lawyer, and his wife (as well as first cousin), Ruya, has vanished. Could she be hiding out with her half brother (who also happens to be Galip’s first cousin), Jelal, a newspaper columnist whose fame Galip envies? And if so, why isn’t anyone in Jelal’s flat? As Galip plays the part of private investigator, he assumes the identity of Jelal himself, wearing his clothes, answering his phone calls, even faking his wry columns, which he passes off as the work of the missing journalist. But the amateur sleuth bungles his undercover operation, and with dire consequences.

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Reviews
"A glorious flight of dark, fantastic invention." –The Washington Post

"A splendid novel, as delicious to our mind's palate as a Turkish delight and as subtle ... in its design as a Persian rug." –San Francisco Chronicle

"An extraordinary, tantalizing novel." –The Nation

"An inventive and .... exuberant modern national epic." –Sunday Times (London)

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Details

ISBN-10: 1400078652
ISBN-13: 9781400078653
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publish Date: 07/11/2006
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.28" W, 1.05" H
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