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What happens when Tertuliano Maximo 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? What defines us as individual, unique people? Could we ever come to terms with the existence of another person with our voice, our features, our everything, down to the smallest distinguishing mark? Could we change places with our double without those closest to us noticing? Dark yet comic, José 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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"A Borgesian fable with a marvellous flavour all its own." (Philip Hensher, The Spectator)

"An ugly, truthful fable with a unique music." (Philip Hensher, Observer)
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Jos- 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 twenty 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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  • EditorialHarvill Press
  • Año de publicación2004
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Saramago, Jose (author); Margaret Jull Costa (translator)
Publicado por Harvill, London., 2004
ISBN 10: 1843430991 ISBN 13: 9781843430995
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