The Double

The Double

First Edition edition

Paperback (03 Oct 2005) | English

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Synopsis

The inspiration for the major motion picture "Enemy" starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Denis Villeneuve Tertuliano Máximo Afonso is a divorced, depressed history teacher. To lift his spirits, a colleague suggests he rent a certain video. Tertuliano watches the film, unimpressed. But during the night, when he is awakened by noises in his apartment, he goes into the living room to find that the VCR is replaying the video. He watches in astonishment as a man who looks exactly like him-or, more specifically, exactly like he did five years before, mustachioed and fuller in the face-appears on the screen. He sleeps badly. Against his better judgment, Tertuliano decides to pursue his double. As he roots out the man's identity, what begins as a whimsical story becomes a "wonderfully twisted meditation on identity and individuality" (The Boston Globe). Saramago displays his remarkable talent in this haunting tale of appearance versus reality.

Book information

ISBN: 9780156032582
Publisher: HMH Books
Imprint: Mariner Books
Pub date:
Edition: First Edition edition
Language: English
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 308g
Height: 203mm
Width: 164mm
Spine width: 25mm