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  • Mr Vertigoby Paul Auster

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.66

    ' I was twelve years old the first time I walked on water . . . ' So begins Mr Vertigo , the story of Walt, an irrepressible orphan from the Mid-West. Under the tutelage of the mesmerising Master Yehudi, Walt is taken back to the mysterious house on the plains to prepare not only for the ability to fly, but also for the stardom that will accompany... more...

  • Sunset Parkby Paul Auster

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.66

    Paul Auster's Sunset Park is set in the sprawling flatlands of Florida, where twenty-eight-year-old Miles is photographing the last lingering traces of families who have abandoned their houses due to debt or foreclosure. Miles is haunted by guilt for having inadvertently caused the death of his step-brother, a situation that caused him to flee his... more...

  • Oracle Nightby Paul Auster

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 11.66

    Oracle Night is a compulsively readable novel by 'one of the great writers of our time.' ( San Francisco Chronicle ). Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationery shop in Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook. It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr will live under the spell of... more...

  • The Brooklyn Folliesby Paul Auster

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 11.66

    ' I was looking for a quiet place to die. Someone recommended Brooklyn, and so the next morning I travelled down there from Westchester to scope out the terrain . . . ' So begins Paul Auster's remarkable new novel, The Brooklyn Follies . Set against the backdrop of the contested US election of 2000, it tells the story of Nathan and Tom, an uncle... more...

  • The New York Trilogyby Paul Auster

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 11.66

    The New York Trilogy is perhaps the most astonishing work by one of America's most consistently astonishing writers. The Trilogy is three cleverly interconnected novels that exploit the elements of standard detective fiction and achieve a new genre that is all the more gripping for its starkness. It is a riveting work of detective fiction worthy... more...

  • True Tales of American Lifeby Paul Auster

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.66

    Chosen by Paul Auster out of the four thousand stories submitted to his radio programme on National Public Radio, these 180 stories provide a wonderful portrait of America in the twentieth century. The requirement for selection was that each of the stories should be true, and each of the writers should not have been previously published. The collection... more...

  • The Book of Illusionsby Paul Auster

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 11.66

    The Book of Illusions , written with breath-taking urgency and precision, plunges the reader into a universe in which the comic and the tragic, the real and the imagined, and the violent and the tender dissolve into one another. One man's obsession with the mysterious life of a silent film star takes him on a journey into a shadow-world of lies,... more...

  • Travels in the Scriptoriumby Paul Auster

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 10.20

    An old man sits in a room, with a single door and window, a bed, a desk and a chair. Each day he awakes with no memory, unsure of whether or not he is locked into the room. Attached to the few objects around him are one-word, hand-written labels, and on the desk is a series of vaguely familiar black-and-white photographs and four piles of paper. Then... more...

  • The Invention of Solitudeby Paul Auster

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.66

    ' One day there is life . . . And then, suddenly, it happens there is death. ' So begins Paul Auster's moving and personal meditation on fatherhood, The Invention of Solitude . The first section, 'Portrait of an Invisible Man', reveals Auster's memories and feelings after the death of his father. In 'The Book of Memory' the perspective shifts to... more...

  • In the Country of Last Thingsby Paul Auster

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.66

    'That is how it works in the City. Every time you think you know the answer to a question, you discover that the question makes no sense . . .' This is the story of Anna Blume and her journey to find her lost brother, William, in the unnamed City. Like the City itself, however, it is a journey that is doomed, and so all that is left is Anna's unwritten... more...