The Black Book (1990 novel) Summary
Pamuk, Orhan

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The Black Book (1990 novel) Overview

Orhan Pamuk blurs the line between reality and imagination as Galip, the 33-year-old third-person limited narrator and protagonist, explores the shadowy parts of Istanbul and his own identity to find his missing wife, Rüya, in The Black Book. The postmodern mystery novel is set in Istanbul, Turkey, in the midst of the country’s own struggle with identity, torn between Westernization and its Islamic history. Galip’s progress is juxtaposed with articles written by his cousin that incorporate themes of mystical Sufism, dreams, and memory.

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