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Description - The Double by Jose Saramago

What happens when Tertuliano M-ximo Afonso, a 38-year-old professor of history, discovers that there is a man living in the same city who is identical to him on every physical detail, but not related by blood at all. And what happens when each of these men attempt to investigate each other's lives? How do we know who we are? What do we mean by identity? hat defines us as individual, unique people? ould we ever come to terms with the existence of another person with our voice, our features, our everything, down to the smallest distinguishing mark? ould we change places with our double without those closest to us noticing? ark yet comic, Jos- Saramago's new novel can be read as an existential thriller, but it is above all a work of literature that immerses us in the essential questions of life. It is certain to become a 21st-century classic.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099461654
ISBN-10: 009946165X
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 131mm x 20mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jose Saramago

Jose Saramago was born in Portugal in 1922 and has been a full-time writer since 1979. His oeuvre embraces plays, poetry, short stories, non-fiction and ten novels, which have been translated into more than forty languages and have established him as the most influential Portuguese writer of his generation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998.

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