Watching a rented video, Tertuliano Maximo Afonso is shocked to notice that one of the actors is identical to him in every physical detail. He embarks on a secret quest to find his double and sets in motion a train of events that he cannot control. Saramago's novel explores the nature of individuality and examines the fear and insecurity that arise when our singularity comes under threat, when even a wife cannot tell the original from the imposter...
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"Quite unlike anything else" London Review of Books "A Borgesian fable with a marvellous flavour all its own" -- Phillip Hensher, Books of the Year Spectator "A comic and profound exploration of the self... A uniquely seductive writer" Daily Telegraph "The Double is Saramago at his most practised and polished. It is philosophy and thriller rolled into one" Independent "Indebted to Borges and with a nod to Auster, he manages to surpass both with the audacity and sheer erudition of his prose" -- Catherine Taylor The GuardianBook Description:
The book that has inspired the film ENEMY. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as two characters, and co-stars Mélanie Laurent, Isabella Rossellini, Sarah Gadon, Stephen R. Hart, and Jane Moffat.
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Book Description Harcourt, Inc., Orlando, 2004. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Uncorrected Proof.. 324 pages. Softcover. Brand new, uncorrected proof copy. FICTION. Tertuliano Maximo Afonso is a history teacher in a secondary school. He is divorced, involved in a rather one-sided relationship with a bank clerk, and he is depressed. To lift his depression, a colleague suggests he rent a certain video. Tertuliano watches the film and is unimpressed. During the night, noises in his apartment wake him. He goes into the living room to find that the VCR is replaying the video, and as he watches in astonishment he sees a man who looks exactly like him - or, more specifically, exactly like the man he was five years before, mustachioed and fuller in the face. He sleeps badly. Against his own better judgment, Tertuliano decides to pursue his double. As he establishes the man's identity, what begins as a whimsical story becomes a dark meditation on identity and, perhaps, on the crass assumption behind cloning-that we are merely our outward appearance rather than the sum of our experiences. (Key Words: Fiction, mystery, Cloning, Jose Saramago, Portuguese literature, Portugal, Nobel Prize Winners). book. Bookseller Inventory # 15017X1
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