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The Double
by Jose Saramago and Margaret Jull Costa


Overview - The inspiration for the major motion picture "Enemy" starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Denis Villeneuve Tertuliano M ximo Afonso is a divorced, depressed history teacher. To lift his spirits, a colleague suggests he rent a certain video.  Read more...

 
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More About The Double by Jose Saramago; Margaret Jull Costa
 
 
 
Overview
The inspiration for the major motion picture "Enemy" starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Denis Villeneuve Tertuliano M ximo 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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780156032582
  • ISBN-10: 0156032589
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publish Date: October 2005
  • Page Count: 324
  • Dimensions: 7.98 x 6.44 x 0.98 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.68 pounds


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