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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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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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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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Anna Blume comes to an unnamed city in search of her brother. In her struggle to survive, she becomes a scavenger in search of objects from the past to sell for food and shelter. But she will also find friendship - and even love - in this devastated world, wherein theft is so rampant it is no longer a crime, and death - by arranging either a suicide or assassination - is the only way out. 188p.
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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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Oracle Night

By Paul Auster

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Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationery shop in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook. It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr will live under the spell of the blank book, trapped inside a world of eerie premonitions and bewildering events that threaten to destroy his marriage and undermine his faith in reality. 'A Joseph Cornell box in the form of a novel.' 256p.
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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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His waking hours spent in a blur of alcoholic grief & self-pity months after losing his wife & two young sons in an airplane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer, while zoning TV in the wee hours, stumbles upon a clip from a lost filmby a `silent era' comedian who vanished in 1929. His obsession with this mysterious figure sends Zimmer fast-forwarding on a journey headlong into a shadow world of lies and illusions. Then, one night, a strange woman appears on his doorstep, 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, 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 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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Provides a portrait of America in the twentieth century. This book offers a varied and authentic voice for the American people, whose lives, loves, griefs, regrets, joys and sense of humour are vividly and honestly recounted throughout, and adeptly organised by Auster into themed sections.
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