The Black Book (1990 novel) - The Phantom Abode - Who Killed Shams of Tabriz? Summary & Analysis

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In “The Phantom Abode,” Galip enters Jelal’s attic apartment in the Heart-of-the-City Apartments. He answers the ringing phone, masquerading as Jelal. The apartment layout is identical to how it was when Jelal lived there thirty years ago, before being kicked out by his father. After sharing another call with the same strange man, Galip hangs up on him and unplugs the phone. He searches through the apartment as thoroughly as he did his own after Rüya left, trying to gather evidence. He finds the collection of Jelal’s articles and all the resources he used to write them, stacked neatly on a shelf. He sits in the apartment for a long while, just listening to his surroundings, before putting on Jelal’s pajamas and going to sleep in Jelal’s bed.

Jelal’s insomnia...

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