The novel that fırst broughy Orhan Pamuk to international attention and acclaim, The Black Book is Pamuk's most original achievement - a brilliantly unconventional mystery in which the weight of history, and modern political and cultural changes, influence each and every life in Istanbul.
Galip's wife disappeared. Could she have left him for Celal, a popular newspaper columnist? But Celal, too, seems to have vanished. As Galip investigates, he fınds himself assuming 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.
'Dazzlingççç turns the detective novel on its head... and establishes Orhan Oamuk as one of the freshest, most original vocies in contemporary fıction.'
- Independent on Sunday
'A love song to Istanbul... but, above all, it is a celebration of storytelling.'
'An extraordinary novel... Up there with the best of Eco, Calvino, Borges and Marquez.'
'A glorious flight of dark, fantastic invention.'
- Patrick McGrath