The White Castle: A Novel

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Penguin UK, Oct 14, 2015 - Fiction - 168 pages
In the seventeenth century, a young Italian scholar sailing from Venice to Naples is taken prisoner and delivered to Constantinople, into the custody of a scholar known as Hoja—‘master’—a man who is his exact double. Hoja wonders, given the knowledge of each other’s most intimate secrets, if they could actually exchange identities. Set in a world of magnificent scholarship and terrifying savagery, The White Castle is a colourful and intricately patterned triumph of the imagination.

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User Review  - soraxtm - LibraryThing

started to annoy me about 3/4 of the way through. Not sure if it was the audio-book narrator or the continued references to this or that person who was just like me or not like me. It reads like an allegorical novel without much depth. Read full review

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User Review  - hemlokgang - LibraryThing

Brilliant, again, as always.....Orhan! A mind-bending story of identity, of dreams, of the schism between Eastern belief and Western discoveries. This will stick with me for a long time to come. Pamuk ... Read full review

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Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006. His novel My Name Is Red won the 2003 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His work has been translated into more than sixty languages.

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