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City of Glass

By Paul Auster

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First published in 1985, 'City of Glass' stands as the first installment of Paul Auster's New York Trilogy. Here, it has been brilliantly transformed into a graphic novel that loses none of the nuance of the original. It even gains in effect, due to the collaborative imaginative effort that brings it successfully to this format: 'Machine-like, fitful, alternating between slow and rapid gestures, rigid and yet expressive, as if the operation were out of control, strict, not quite corresponding to the will that lay behind it.' Black-and-white illustration throughout. 144p.
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Volume One of 'The New York Trilogy.' As a result of a strange phone call in the middle of the night, Quinn, a writer of detective stories, becomes enmeshed in a case more puzzling than any he might have imagined. Written to the hilt with hallucinatory clarity, the book combines dark humor with a twist of Hitchcockian humor, and was classified The Washington Post Book World as 'post-existentialist private eye.' 'The City of Glass' was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Mystery of the Year. 203p.
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Presents the correspondence between two great friends, one a New York Times best-selling author and the other a Nobel laureate, disclosing their conversations about sports, film, fatherhood, philosophy, art, death, love and of course, friendship.
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Hunger

By Knut Hamsun

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This story of a Norwegian artist who wanders the street, struggling on the edge of starvation is one of the most disturbing novels in existence. As hunger overtakes him, the artist slides inexorably into paranoia and despair. This descent into madness is recounted by the unnamed narrator in increasingly urgent and disjointed prose, as he loses his grip on reality. Knut Hamsun was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. 272p.
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Moon Palace

By Paul Auster

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Spanning three generations, and illuminated by marvelous flights of lyricism and wit, Moon Palace follows an orphan child of the sixties as he seeks the key to his past and the answers to the riddle of his fate.
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Sunset Park

By Paul Auster

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Paul Auster’s latest novel opens with twenty-eight-year-old Miles Heller trashing out foreclosed homes in Florida, where he fled to seven years earlier. When he falls in love with Pilar Sanchez he finds himself fleeing once again, returning to New York where his family still remains, and into an abandoned house of twenty-something squatters in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Interweaving various points of view – that of Miles’s father, an independent book publisher trying to stay afloat, and Miles’s mother, a celebrated actress preparing to return to Broadway – the novel’s post-Recession world hovers over its endearing and compelling father-son story. 320p.
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The Book of Illusions

By Paul Auster

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Six months after losing his wife and two young sons, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. One night he stumbles upon a clip from a lost film by silent comedian Hector Mann. His interest is picqued, and he soon finds himself embarking on a journey around the world to research a book on this mysterious figure who vanished from sight in 1929. When the book is published the following year, a letter turns up in Zimmer's malbox, bearing a return address from a small town in New Mexico, inviting him to meet Hector. Zimmer hesitastes, until one night a strange woman appears on his doostep and makes the decision for him, changing his life forever. 321p.
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The Book of Illusions (Secrets and Lies)

By Paul Auster

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One man's obsession with the mysterious life of a silent film star takes him on a journey into a shadow-world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. After losing his wife and young sons in a plane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in grief.
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Nathan Glass has come to Brooklyn to die. Divorced, retired, estranged from his only daughter, the former life insurance salesman seeks only solitude and anonymity. Then Glass encounters his long-lost nephew, Tom Wood, who is working in a local bookstore. Through Tom and his charismatic boss, Harry, Nathan's world gradually broadens to include a new set of acquaintances, which leads him to a reckoning with his past. 306p.
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A moving and personal meditation on fatherhood. In the first of two sections, 'Portrait of an Invisible Man,' Auster reveals his memories and feelings after the death of his father, a distant, undemonstrative, almost cold man. As he attends to his father's business affairs and sifts through his effects, Auster uncovers a sixty-year-old family murder mystery that sheds light on his father's elusive character. In the subsequent section, 'The Book of Memory,' the perspective shifts from Auster's identity as son to that of father. Through a mosaic of images, coincidences, & associations, the narrator 'A,' contemplates separation from his son, his dying grandfather, & the solitude of creativity. 172p.
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Though Joubert never wrote a book, his written work consists fo a vast series of notebooks. All the entries are dated, but the notebooks cannot be construed as a traditional diary, since there are scarcely any personal remakrs in it. These fragments, short thoughts, aphorisms additively compose a modern sensibility, 'sacrificing results to the discovery of their condition.' Joubert strategically reminds us, 'Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. 160p.
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Includes the original text and English translations for poems by Apollinaire, Cendrars, Breton, Tzara, Prevert, and Michaux
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The Red Notebook brings together in one volume all of Paul Auster's short, true-life stories—a remarkable collection of tales that documents the curious, miraculous, and sometimes catastrophic turns of everyday reality.
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An old man awakens, disoriented, in an unfamiliar room. With no memory of who he is or how he has arrived there, he pores over the relics on the desk, examining the circumstances of his confinement and searching his own hazy mind for clues. Identified only as Mr. Blank - he begins reading a manuscript he finds on the desk: the story of another prisoner, set in an unfamiliar, alternate world. As the day passes, various characters call on Mr. Blank, and each brings frustrating hints of his forgotten identity and his past. 145p.
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