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...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/10/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099461654