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Brooklyn Follies

By Paul Auster

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Set against the backdrop of the contested US election of 2000, The Brooklyn Follies tells the story of Nathan and Tom, an uncle and nephew double-act. One in remission from lung cancer, divorced, and estranged from his only daughter, the other hiding away from his once promising academic career, and life in general. Having accidentally ended up in the same Brooklyn neighborhood, they discover a community teeming with life and passion. When Lucy, the little girl who refuses to speak, comes into their lives, there is suddenly a bridge from their pasts that offers them the possibility of redemption in a world that resembles more a crucible of broken dreams & of human folly than 'a quiet place to die.'
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Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians is an account of Clastres's first fieldwork in theearly 1960s—an encounter with a small, unique, and now vanished Paraguayantribe.
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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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One hundred eighty personal, true-life accounts - from people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life, from cities, suburbs, and rural areas representing forty-two states. Most of the stories are short, vivid bits of narrative, combining the ordinary and the extraordinary; most describe a single incident in the writer's 'rare glimpse into the American soul.' 383p.
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Invisible

By Paul Auster

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Sinuously constructed in four interlocking parts, Paul Auster's fifteenth novel opens in New York City in the spring of 1967, when twenty-year-old Adam Walker, an aspiring poet and student at Columbia University meets the enigmatic Frenchman Rudolf Born and his silent and seductive girlfriend, Margot. Before long, Walker finds himself caught in a perverse triangle that leads to a sudden, shocking act of violence that will alter the course of his life. Three differentnarrators tell the story of the novel, which travels in time from 1967 to 2007 and moves from Morningside Heights to the Left Bank of Paris to a remote island in the Caribbean.
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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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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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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, this former life insurance salesman seeks only solitude and anonymity. But, an encounter with his long-lost nephew and his bookstore boss leads to Nathan's gradually broadening his world to include a new circle of acquaintances. He soon finds himself drawn into a scam involving a forged page of 'The Scarlet Letter,' and begins to undertake his own literary venture, 'The Book of Human Folly,' an account of 'every blunder, every pratfall, every embarrassment, every idiocy, every foible, and every inane act I have committed during my long and checkered career as a man.' This novel is vintage Auster. 320p.
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The Brooklyn Follies: A Novel

By Paul Auster

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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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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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Evoking parallels with Beckett's 'Murphy' and 'Molloy,' Paul Auster's equally absurd Mr. Blank awakens without memory, sitting in front of the relics on his desk. So begins a labyrinthine novel that follows Blank's journey through the investigation of a mysterious manuscript whose vague characters & settings frustratingly hint at Blank's identity & past. Written by a man named Sigmund Graf, of his attempts to track down a solider named Ernesto Land, the manuscript mirrors Blank's own captivity and offers larger implications of identity and personal meaning - not so different from our own. This British edition of 'Travels in the Scriptorium' is sheer, vintage Auster.
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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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