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The Double

(2004)
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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 ion 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, Jose 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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Double
Author(s): Jose Saramago
ISBN: 0-15-101040-4 / 978-0-15-101040-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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July 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Double
Author(s): Jose Saramago
ISBN: 1-84343-099-1 / 978-1-84343-099-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Double: (Enemy)
Author(s): Jose Saramago
ISBN: 0-09-946165-X / 978-0-09-946165-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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September 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Double Pa
Author(s): Jose Saramago
ISBN: 0-15-603258-9 / 978-0-15-603258-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner
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August 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Double
Author(s): Jose Saramago
ISBN: 1-84343-107-6 / 978-1-84343-107-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Press
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Double: (Enemy)
Author(s): Jose Saramago
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK