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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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Day/Night

By Paul Auster

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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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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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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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Mr. Vertigo

By Paul Auster

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This dazzling, picaresque novel is the story of one Walter Claireborne Rawley, renowned nationwide as 'Walt the Wonder Boy.' It is the late 1920s. the era of Babe Ruth, Charles Lindbergh, and Al Capone, and Walt is a Saint Louis orphanrescued from the streets by the mysterious Hungarian Master Yehudi, who teaches Walt to walk on air. The vaudeville act that results from Walt's marvelous new ability takes them across a vast & vibrant country where they meet and fall prey to sinners, thieves, and villains, from the Kansas Ku Klux Klan to the Chicago mob. 293p.
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Oracle Night

By Paul Auster

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Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, thirty-four-year-old 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 this blank book, trapped inside a world of eerie premonitions and bewildering events that threaten to destroy his marriage and undermine his faith in reality. Kindle Price: $9.99
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(2013). 8vo. ADVANCE READING COPY. NF in wrappers.
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Sunset Park: A Novel

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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Seeking peace and solitude, writer Martin Frost borrows a friend's country house, only to have his refuge invaded by a young woman named Claire, who claims to be the owner's niece. Original. (A new film, written & directed by Paul Auster, releasing Summer 2007, starring David Thewlis, Irene Jacob, Michael Imperioli, & Sophie Auster) (General Fiction)
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(25th Anniversary Edition). Paul Auster's moving & personal meditation on fatherhood. The first section, 'Portrait of an Invisible Man,' reveals Auster's memories & feelings after the death of his father, a distant, undemonstrative, almost cold man. As he attends to his father's business affairs & sifts through his effects, Auster uncovers a 60-year-old family murder mystery that sheds light on his father's elusive character. In 'The Book of Memory,' the perspective shifts from Auster's identity as son to his role as father. Through a mosaic of images, coincidences, & associations, the narrator, 'A,' contemplates his separation from his son, his dying grandfather, & the solitary nature of writing.
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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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An 1851 extract from Hawthorne's diaries concerning his relationship with his son, Julian.
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Winter Journal

By Paul Auster

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Discusses the life and death of the author's mother and the effects of time and aging on one's body and memory, and reflects on the changes in sensory perception as the body ages.
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