Presents the abandonment of the family by the author's father from his mother's point of view: her struggle as a single mother; love found again late in life, a love that was short-lived; her troubled later years and, finally, her...
In the spring of 1967 a 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...
The Book of Illusions
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...
The New York Trilogy: City of Glass; Ghosts; The Locked Room
Auster's signature work, The New York Trilogy ( City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room ) consists of three interlocking tales--haunting and mysterious--that move at the breathless pace of a thriller.
City of Glass: Graphic Novel
In the expert hands of David Mazzuchelli (Batman), Paul Karasik (Raw) and Art Spiegelman (Maus), Auster's spin on the detective story has been given a unique and unexpected new life.
Travels in the Scriptorium
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. Then a middle-aged woman called Anna enters and talks of...
Man in the Dark
August Brill, an elderly book critic, lies awake in the dark, unable to sleep. Elsewhere in the house are his daughter, Miriam, and granddaughter, Katya, each with her own reasons for lying awake and watchful in the long Vermont...
The Invention of Solitude
This autobiography reveals the author's memories and feelings after the death of his father, a distant, undemonstrative man. When attending to his father's business affairs after his death, Auster uncovered a 60-year-old family...
Music of Chance
In a Pennsylvania meadow, a young fireman and an angry gambler are forced to build a wall of fifteenth-century stone. For Jim Nashe, it all started when he came into a small inheritance and left Boston in pusuit of a life of...
In the sprawling flatlands of Florida, 28-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...
Six days ago, a man blew himself up by the side of a road in northern Wisconsin. The explosion that detonates the narrative of novel that alsoalso ends the life of its hero, Benjamin Sachs, and brings two FBI agents to the home of...
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...
The Book of Illusions
After losing his wife and young sons in a plane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in grief. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a lost film by silent comedian Hector Mann, and...
The Brooklyn Follies
Set against the backdrop of the contested US election of 2000, this title 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...
The New York Trilogy
Includes three cleverly interconnected novels, that contains stories in which the search for clues leads to remarkable coincidences in the universe as the simple act of trailing a man ultimately becomes a startling investigation...
The Red Notebook
A collection of essays and interviews which reflect on Auster's attitude to writing and literature, on the need to break down the boundary between living and writing, and the ways writers attempt to explore memory and identity. It...
The Red Notebook - True Stories
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.
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...
In the Country of Last Things
In this novel Paul Auster offers a haunting picture of a devastated world - a futuristic world - but one which may be seen to shadow our own. Auster's other work includes The New York Trilogy and Hand to Mouth , and the...
True Tales of American Life
Chosen by Paul Auster out of 4000 stories submitted to his radio programme on National Public Radio, these 180 stories provide an illuminating portrait of America in the 20th century. The selection requirement of the stories was...
A contemporary novel which tells the story of Marco Stanley Fogg - orphan, child of the 1960s - spanning three generations. The narrative moves from the early years of this century to the first lunar landings, from Manhattan to...
Willy G Christmas, and Mr Bones embark on an adventure together, heading to Baltimore in search of Willy's beloved mentor Bea Swanson - who used to know him as William Gurevitch, son of Polish war refugees. But is she still...
The Music of Chance
Following the death of his father, Jim Nashe takes to the open road. But there he picks up Pozzi, a hitchhiking gambler, and is drawn into a dangerous game of high-stakes poker with two eccentric and reclusive millionaires.
The Book of Illusions
This novel plunges the reader into a universe in which the comic, the tragic, the real and the imagined dissolve into one another. One man's obsession with the mysterious life of a silent film star takes him on a journey into a...
Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure
The story of a young writer's struggle to stay afloat. Paul Auster's memoir is essentially a book about money - and what it means not to have it. From one odd job to the next, from one failed scheme to another, he investigates his...
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